by Richard L. Provencher
7/17/2009 / Poetry
Among the Nations
No stone throwing boys
will die tonight
in the war of Middle East
feet tucked beside
in love with their country. The
day spent scurrying
door to archway
soldiers In battle gear
the thwack of helicopter gun-ships
like expectant rainfall. Some
were heroes and death the reward
children a reflection
of life's serenity.
Wrapped in widows and fear
wisdom abandons the
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