bill costley

Rookie - 202 Points (May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

My Polish-Speaking Uncle - Poem by bill costley

My Polish-speaking uncle
Stanislaw, a star athlete at
Salem MA h.s., was recruited
by the O.S.S. to ‘work with'
the Polish government in exile
in London, dropped by glider
into Nazi-occupied Poland,
to assasinate people he was
sworn never to name, but did
show my father what he did.
After the war, he woke up
in his bedroom in his parents'
home, tearing it up. Days,
he split hides in a tannery
with his father, Jan Kulik.

(06 OCT 09, Santa Clara CA) v7


Comments about My Polish-Speaking Uncle by bill costley

  • Rookie - 181 Points Brian Jani (6/22/2014 6:06:00 AM)

    A simply amazing poem, i like the ware theme (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, December 21, 2012


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