Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 13,510,259
VxPoem ID: 35460
Posted: February 24th. 2009 1:48:38 PM
Poem - Dark Shadows
Age Group: Adult
I have never seen the mountains in the springtime
Nor felt their warming summer breeze
Never looked upon their autumn colours
Nor felt their bitter, winter winds
Never saw the eagle while it was soaring
Over green- clad valley floors
Never heard the bugle of the elk
As it trumpets just before the dawn
Never tasted their cool waters
As they flow towards the sea
Never fished upon their rivers
Never sat beside their still blue lakes
But I have lived upon the desert
Felt its wind blown sand upon my face
Heard the distant sound of thunder
That artillery can make
Heard the cries of injured children
As their mothers lie dying in the dirt
Tasted the acrid taste of cordite
As it gently wafts upon the breeze
Felt the blast of grenade and mortar
Saw hands reaching out in quiet despair
Saw broken bodies huddled ‘round me
As I cried my silent tears
Dark shadows now surround me
As I search for happiness and peace
Shades of darkness are the colours
That hide behind my battered face
I face this quiet desolation
And hide my angry, bitter soul
I’ll abide in this living hell forever
Until my Goddess calls me home
Laurence E Rutt
23rd of February 2009
Author's Notes: When a soldier returns it is but the first step on their Journey home.
Author's Location: Teulon, Manitoba
More Poems: WolfWalker has posted 140 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about WolfWalker - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2017 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.