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Toy Soldiers

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Huan Yi
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0 posted 08-18-2005 03:38 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Huan Yi


It was a time
When US Marines
Were a dime a dozen

As I recall
They fought Germans
Cowboys
Indians
Johnny Reb and strangely
Never any Japanese

How they battled among the shoes

Shot down by marbles
Rubber bands
BB guns and anything a boy could throw

Iíve lost the way
That took it seriously

So there they are on the closet shelf
Waiting for their commander to reappear

Above the clothes
Iíll never wear again

The box of pictures
Faded letters
From someone I used to know

© Copyright 2005 John Pawlik - All Rights Reserved
Copperbell
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1 posted 08-18-2005 08:37 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

interesting read - thought provoking
yv
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2 posted 08-18-2005 10:38 PM       View Profile for yv   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for yv

That was touching...deeply personal.  I was more than touched by this poem...but I'm at a loss for the right word to explain what I feel.

Yv~Seeing eternal Sunshine
Still shrouded in blinding Darkness

Drauntz
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3 posted 04-27-2007 01:52 AM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

anything is part of life and it has stories and most important...emotional attachment ..so poems will come out of them. some are very good ones,esp by you.

do not the game of toy soldiers but enjoyed the poem.
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