Iraq and Afghanistan Soldier Poetry Slam / Session Eight

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “

 

Good Evening,

Here is tonights offering,  Send a poem or thought of yours,

 

The Grass Is Greener

In the deep blue Pacific so far away
The Lord must have lost His temper one day;
And in His wrath He thumbed His nose
And on that spot an island arose;
A hell on earth, believe me, pal-
This place was named Guadalcanal.

A place where every man is weaned
On bright yellow pills called atabrine.
Where the torrid sun burns flowing red
And makes a man wish he were dead.
A spot where each man draws his lot
Of fever, jaundice and tropical rot.

For freedom’s sake we come to fight,
For our people’s sake we fought all our might.
For justice’s sake we made them run;
For our children’s sake the fight was won;
For our Country’s sake we’re willing to roam-
But now, for God’s sake, please send us home.

Author unknown

 

Send a poem or thought in free verse form which is Poetry with no defined structure just so long as it doesn’t look like ordinary letter writing (simple Prose)

You can leave the submission  in the comments section or email to shivazzzzz@aol.com  and I will post it for you, and edit it  – if you wish!  Thanks!

See you next Saturday,

www.ivaw.org Iraq Veterans Against The War

www.iava.org Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

www.veteransforpeace.org Veterans for Peace

This Poetry Slam will run until all our soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

BJ Halliday Crawley   Editor

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