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  Toy Cannon
by George Carroll
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A little toy cannon

Sitting on my shelf.

Remembering days past

When they were the real thing.

 

Still can hear them

In their seranade of booms.

Not much sleep to such music-

Bringing back the horrors of war.

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/13/2012
Bad memories go away so
that *George* can play!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 8/12/2012
War is a horror, my late husband had nightmares
He could not even sit with his back to a door
He always had to be facing it with his back to
the wall

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/11/2012
Very nice!!!!! I like this!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/11/2012
George memories i used to sleep a little below a battery of 105's
budd
Reviewed by pat medlin 8/11/2012
so many can't even imagine...i liked this george
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/11/2012
It's hard to imagine what it was that like to charge across a battlefield armed only with a musket, saber or knife, facing cannon fire. The sound of the projectiles alone would elicit enough fear to stop the charge. Glad that I only heard them at celebrations and the time one scared the hell out of me announcing the evening at Fort Santiago, Manila, the Philippines.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/11/2012
You brought up the fact, George, that the innocent little cannon was a harbinger of something very bad.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/11/2012
Such vivid memories triggered by something so innocent...a toy..
Powerful poetry my friend...

Peace, love and light,
Amber

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