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Misted Mind
by Phillip William Allen
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Misted Mind



As she lies in gifted slumber

swollen eyes gaze upon her bed

soft sobs beyond her hearing

no words for her to dread


Dreams are on the love she’s missing

the wonderment to her eyes

his laugh and teasing mischief

revealed each moment that she sighs


What of her unknown tomorrows

dare time vanquish her yesterdays

will memories stay dead and buried

or be reborn with much malaise


The eyes that hold her vision

reveal the worry of no deny

teardrops of doubt fall gently

a cracked smile is their reply


Fingers tremble as if searching

for shoulders with which to clutch

heart yearns to the point of breaking

for the love that’s missed so much


Oh how she tries to fathom

ones demise on unknown land

all peace and love has brought her

is nothing, not even a hand


When men clash over livings indifference

and no medium can they find

lead and shell create a hell

where bodies are no longer defined


Was for her life and that of others

the safety of our bounded shores

that he chose his hearts conviction

and did his duty of unwanted chores


Now what of tomorrow’s dawn

will lips speak of things unknown

how can she explain to eyes of  excitement

that her daddy’s not coming home


© 6-6-11

Phillip William Allen


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Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Painfully bold and heartbreaking poem, TD. There is excellent cadance to this ofering that holds the attention of the reader to the last word. You are such a good writer, I wish that you had more time to delight us with your creative pen. I was thinking of you today as the parade was going down the street, drumming up excitement for the State Fair which opened last night. I live one block from the fairgrounds so for me it is two weeks of trying to keep people from parking in my yard and cleaning up trash that they leave behind. However, there is the early morning entertainment as I drive up Route 66 to work and see the Carnies staggering back to the fairgrounds after evenings of dubious activities. I love the Route every is truly a slice of Americana.
Take care,
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
Wow! So sad to think of all the children that have to go through that! Heartbreaking piece!! Take care, ~Chessly'
Reviewed by John Domino
A wake-up call. The soldier may not be coming home indeed. But what does this mean to a child? Only everything...

Masterfully done!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Deeply touching and so perfectly penned, Phillip.
Reviewed by CJ Heck
Wow, Phillip, this is a powerful piece, poignant, heartbreaking. Very well done.
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Very well done, Phillip
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Poetically faultless.
The poem has a very powerful impact, even though it is gentle, once I got to the last lines instinctively I took a sharp intake of breath.
Excellent work, Thunder.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
This poem tears at the heart and really causes me to wonder about the worth of a thing like4 war.

God bless,

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Such awakened empathy in this poignant reverie of facing the unknown!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Goes right back to the old saying, "War is hell on the home-front too."
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Daddys Love
embedded in Heart
describing for
forever keeping

Lady Vivian
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