Jim Milks

Rookie (2/7/1966 / Boston)

Poems of Jim Milks

1. …Goodnight Boston, I love you.. 9/23/2008
2. 1984 9/6/2009
3. 1984 reprise 9/6/2009
4. A Bee 8/30/2007
5. A Christmas Present for Mom 11/25/2008
6. A Flower Grows 8/30/2007
7. A hike in the woods 8/30/2007
8. A Kiss upon your Cheek 9/26/2008
9. A lovers touch 2/13/2010
10. A Million years to Sunday 4/9/2008
11. A Secret: A limerick 9/7/2007
12. A short Ode to Edgar Allen Poe 9/11/2007
13. A short Poem in the Greek Style 8/30/2007
14. A shot of Whiskey 1/17/2009
15. A soldier didn’t… 10/12/2007
16. A soldier died 9/6/2007
17. A valentine wish 2/13/2009
18. A Visit to Mom and Dad's House 8/29/2007
19. Adventures in Toyland 8/30/2007
20. Advise 9/5/2007

The Weary Solider

Upon the ancient battlefield the weary soldier stands
bowed of head and beaten of frame.
He stands a vigil to guard what remains
His weary eyes, his timeworn face, his spirit is broken
his uniform a disgrace. Yet still he stands and never falters
this is his fate he dare not alter.
He guards the dead, protects the fallen,
his comrades are gone they are not forgotten
alone he stands and this he dreads

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