Some while ago I read a book,
most of it I have forgotten but
part of the story I just can not forget
or maybe it is just my fantasy
about some words I read..

The Soldier

Young and imprisoned behind barbed wire

on a ground of clay for one hundred men,

one night

on his way between tent and latrine

he began to remember and to reflect upon

the visibility of the stars.

Older and back again in his homeland

a floor of wood for seven heads he found,

one night

in his half-sleep between hunger and cold

he began to remember to reflect upon

the distance of the future

that he had dreamed to reach

it was just one shot away.

Words by Northlight
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Written on 2009-02-12 at 13:15

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Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
this is heavy stuff and well written
I particularly enjoyed the line, "the distance of the future"


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