Category Archives: War

Extraction Point

Rotor blades are swiping the sky, bronze and orange paint their surreal stripes across the horizon; throbbing humming whirring, meld into cacophany; Rotor blades are swiping the sky, chattering clattering hammering, smacking concrete jarring the senses; squatting crouching striding toward … Continue reading

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Lakota

  The bitter dusts of war the bitter dusts of famine, pierce men’s skins swirling in their hearts with a coyote chorus of forgotten words, forgotten peace; The Winds of corpses and the Winds of souls, howl with their forgotten … Continue reading

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Casablanca Blank

It is always Gare de Lyon and the last train out of a city facing ruin; It will always be “As time goes by..” and by, and bye-bye.. The trenchcoat and hat drenched by the long rain of waiting and … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Kyrie Eleison ( The Video )

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Posted in About Britain, British History, Contemporary Society, Dystopia, Ennui, Existential, Expression of Faith, Faith-centred, First World War, History Poem, Horror, Imperialism, Nostalgia, Philosophy, Politics, War, World war II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1980’s Bruce Springsteen Song

HOMETOWN WARS We fought all our battles so long ago out on the fields of play , one more home run to win one more heroic hit and a garlanded presentation to come , But that was all before My … Continue reading

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Waterloo

Two and a half miles square , five hundred Guns ; the Black ,the Red ,the White,the Blue , sixty thousand Horses ; bloodied ,torn and tattered , two hundred thousand Men ; gouged by grapeshot ,gored by bayonet , … Continue reading

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