June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

Love at 75

Love at 75

Old Robert Hawthorne felt the pain
Of ammunition’s great disdain
For human flesh and all that’s sane
When he was young, and thin.
A Pacific isle in ’44
Marines had bravely stormed ashore
Rob was part of the 2nd World War
scared right out of his skin.
A hill was charged, and charged again
nine more times these stalwart men,
surely this was Satan’s den
…but any price to win.
Friends of his lay all around
two-thousand others on the ground
and Robert also took a round
that tore him limb from limb.
Yet harder still, he said with tears,
his precious wife of fifty years
succumbed to cancer-worst of fears
Why couldn’t it be him?


contributed by Dwight Jenkins [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]