War seperates the boys from the men. It can also seperate us from a couple of limbs.

Image via Wikipedia

 

  Woke up this morning and put on my  hair.

Put in my hearing aide so I could hear.

Put in a contact in my good eye.

Put on my legs so I could drive.

No I’m not old , only twenty one.

This is just a demonstration of what war has done.

 Pardon me if I seem to stare,

that’s my glass eye, it goes every where.

I’d like to drink a cup of coffee with you

but my hands shake so bad I might spill it too.

Please let my phone ring longer then most,

with these artificial hands it hard to get these phones to close.

I’m alright , no doubt others have had it worse.

Some are glad to be back alive while others feel it’s a curse……

3
Liked it
  • Ruby Hawk on Jul 17, 2011

    Wars are horrendous, We’re so lucky our boys all came back without any injurys, that you can see anyway. If I had my way there would never be another war.

  • Christine Ramsay on Jul 17, 2011

    Wow! That poem really makes you sit up and take notice. Our young men are so brave. A very poignant piece.

  • Neva Flores on Jul 19, 2011

    excellent work Paul!

  • dino renaldo on Jul 19, 2011

    nice share.thanks

Leave a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Hi there!

Hello! Welcome to Authspot, the spot for creative writing.
Read some stories and poems, and be sure to subscribe to our feed!

Find the Spot

Loading