#frapalymo Day 9 – Semper Fi!

Semper Fi!

Withered hands… clenched
Empty… frozen… alone
Surrounded by training assembled neatly
…Systematic chaos…
Engulfing darkness closing in on…

Red
Darting… bloodshot eyes
Huddled… huddling… breaking… broken
Comrades
Bleeding… bloody…
Seeping around the edges of innocence…
Lost

Faithful…

White
Bare… haggard… sunken
Greying around edges of
Sleepless nights turned ashen
Far away dots… illuminating night
Waving flags… losing… bleary…
Gone

Loyal…

Blue
Marching into the pale…
Morning…
Melancholic bruising… bruised…
Voluminous clouds… crashing into
Energetic sizzling…
Veins

Hoo Rah!

Withered hands… shaking
Warm… safe… more
Surrounded by poignant spaces
…ordered legacy…
Encircling love closing in on…

Vital… stark… stalwart
Pride
Forever


 

#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPalchen and translated by Bee on her blog The Bee writes. Yesterday’s prompt was to celebrate every day heroes. I spent the last half of yesterday drugged from having a headache for three days. I couldn’t even think straight, much less write a poem and post it.

So, I am cheating a bit and reposting a poem I wrote last year for my grandpa. What our soldiers endure in battle is so beyond my comprehension; and that they come home and live a full life after what they live through in battle is heroic and amazing. Grandpa, you will always be my hero! (Updated with links)

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2 thoughts on “#frapalymo Day 9 – Semper Fi!

  1. Pingback: May Poetry Project ~ #frapalymo no 10 | Just Fooling Around With Bee

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