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    Monday, May 05, 2008

    "A Blade of Grass" (Poem)

    Yes, another poem of mine from Oct 2000 and also from my musings on WWI.



    A Blade of Grass

    R.L. Thelin,

    October 2000

    A blade of grass,

    A lonely sentry,

    Stands guard over a mud trampled land.

    Broken bodies strewn as far as the eye can see.

    Toy soldiers cast off and forgotten.

    Play things no longer.

    A jagged cloth flutters,

    Caught on the twisted wire.

    An eerie calm descends,

    Spreading its false peace.

    A low cloud arises

    caressing the battered earth

    A yellow tendril reaches out

    to claim another for its own.

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