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dandelions

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it was truly a beautiful

sight to see

as I lied on the ground

looking up

at the bright blue sky

the planes cutting through

a downpour of jumpers

parachutes opening up

like dandelions hundreds

of them airborne

falling to earth

from passing planes

others dying before

touching ground, with no

landing pad to catch

their stemmed bodies,

most of them

landing and just running,

running to where

is never known.

saw it in the war

films all the time,

but to be here

with the snow melting

against the sweat,

someone’s blood

on the mud

of my boots,

my back ripped open

that I cant move,

I’m talking to a solider

next to me,

a hole in his mouth

and jaw half gone,

who doesn’t respond

hearing the bullets flying

over me from magazines

too fast for the speed of light,

I want to

close and fold it away

tuck it in my back pocket

like the playboy magazine,

we all were gazing at

in the bunks two days b4,

someone is screaming

mayday, mayday

need some paramedics,

as I hear more

foreign tongues

being exchanged,

more screams

draining away.

I think back,

away from this world,

to my boys at home,

ripping dead

parachute balls

from the summer grass,

lifting it up to their lips

and giving their biggest blow,

as we watch the

windborne seeds

disperse into the sky,

disperse and disappear

into the summer blue.

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Great work! The metaphor is fresh, original, and vivid. The ending is strong with a clean finish.

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thank you joshua! i had made a few changes with the poem, is it ok if i resubmit it to you again?

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I check your site for new poetry! If you end up writing a book of poetry, please send me a copy! Awesome poem as usual. -Amanda J.

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thank you amanda for your kind words, i do have 2 chapbooks and 2 full books published i could send you. i'm glad you like my work!

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I miss your work! Where have you gone??

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