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Poppy Pantoum

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Grinch
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0 posted 11-06-2006 06:11 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


A future poppy field turned sea of dead
Where no plant puts its head above the mud,
Bars and stars picked out in hues of red,
As if to mark each poppies place in blood.

Where no plant puts its head above the mud
The mustard killer creeps without a sound,
As if to mark each poppies place in blood,
It grips the lungs and pins you to the ground.

The mustard killer creeps without a sound
Bright medals lie just targets on a pin,
It grips the lungs and pins you to the ground,
For all this pain and death what do we win?

Bright medals lie just targets on a pin
Bars and stars picked out in hues of red.
For all this pain and death what do we win?
A future poppy field turned sea of dead.

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emy
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1 posted 11-06-2006 07:01 PM       View Profile for emy   Email emy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for emy

Hi Grinch,

this is awesome, it really is good. I know now I'm not meter dead, that poem rocks!

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2 posted 11-06-2006 07:24 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

For some reason, Vietnam came seething back...and although so sobering, it could be many fields...never have I seen it more vividly than in this write.
Fantastic imagery.
TD
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3 posted 11-06-2006 09:36 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

My thoughts turned to Flanders, before Nam, though Nam impacted me more personally.
I love poppies, but find the solo pinned one not what I want to remember. Fields of laughing dancing poppies is what I want to hold onto, but I know I am often beyond reality's realm.
Once again, you've presented us with a treasure.
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4 posted 01-06-2008 09:42 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

Oh, that was this one. Your Grinch !!!!
 
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