Dignity

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He was drunk on the wheelchair,

oily, black skin,
black, greasy hair,
greasy, black overalls,

Dead drunk on the side of the road,
Wheelchair crooked up against the curb,

head hanging off the back,
eyes wide-open and rolled right up,

cars swerving passed carelessly,

Was drunk,
like any other drunk on the side of the road and

Picture: The Unknown Soldier Project, David Jay

-evocative short poetry-

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short poery, war, death, dog togs, young soldiers, experience

The courtyard is alive with the spit of angry bullets,
And baked hard by the scorching sun.

Clouds of smoke drift in,
In patches,

And are,
Collected by moans,

That become tiny whirlwinds,
That suck on the dog tags on dead men’s chests.

See – Why we fight, Soldier
photo – 67pics.com

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evocative short poetry – words move