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npm's 30th finale for April "Fading away"


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

In the night shelters of London

you will find many old soldiers,

there who did good service for

their country but not got back

a decent share. Mental illness,

homeless, men cities abandon,

worthies or not they don't care.

Hard in structure stone-centred

metropolises' hearts do not give.

A military flotsam, poor veterans

will wash up on concrete strand.

Unminded, left desolutely to live,

moved on, epitaph to fade away.

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Moving Frank. Sad indeed and so it is when corporation society doesn't need your body any more, you are left to fade away....

 

 

Many thanks,

 

juris

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Yes, flotsam, to the degree that wars are always wrecks, and men are wrecked and left adrift, but I think many of them (us) are jetsam - deliberately cast off from a ship that moves on, rid of its unwanted debris . . .

 

We never get back what we discard.

 

And still, we think about the next war.

 

Thanks for the poem.

from the black desert

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  • 1 month later...
David W. Parsley

Quite the finale, Frank. You are on a roll.

 

Devastating,

- Dave

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