God Bless Our Troops on the Iraqi Front
When Johnny went mraching,
Off to war,
A tear, he did his best,
A handsome face,
masquerated, with a smile,
As he kissed, his sweetheart,
And love ones good bye.
two weeks since the war began,
Time really flies,
For Johnny it's a time warp in hell,
Frozen, in the skies,
No time concept,
In war, as we know it,
The sunrise and sets,
The moon arches,
Across the dark heavens.
Little has Johnny noticed,
All he wants, is to survive,
Sleep, has not blessed him,
He steals a nod, here and there.
For he possesses,
The thousand yard stare.
That handsome smile,
And cute sparkles,
In his eyes,
were all left behind.
Comes marching home again,
Forgotten not, are the atrocities,
He witnessed there,
Home ward bound, he brings,
His thousand Yard stare.
By: William Bonilla......3/28/03
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|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Well done, William.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|excellent write, william! love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. (((HUGS))) :)|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|I had that three hundred yard stare, it was the designated Kill Zone. What bull that was, got a lot of good men killed. Never wait to fire when your gut tells you to. Really a nicely written piece of work.|
|Reviewed by Oisín Breen
|well written evocation of your thoughts.|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Oh Dear, This just touched me so deeply, Your words here ring with such truth, I hope these brave souls find peace when they return home again,
|Reviewed by Tony Nerone
|Good Morning, William
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
A beatiful, insightful and compassionate poem.Excellent.
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|An excellent write filled with passion ~Trish~|