David Barlow Poems

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American Remembrance (An Epitaph)

U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq. March 2003 to May 2007

You did your duty,
And paid the ultimate price.


I am not in love,
But I am drawn to you,
Like a Moth to a candle flame.

Illicit Love

Judged and found guilty and sentence pronounced.
Life for the love I couldn’t denounce.
Pure gentle and true, though tinged with blue.
Is that such a crime, my love for you.

A Kiss

What is in a kiss,
Body and soul, heart and mind,
When lovers lips meet.
Without that kiss emptiness,

Welcome Home Soldier

Brave Soldier wounded in Iraq,
Lost his Mate in the same attack.
Sent back home to the NHS;
Military Hospitals all closed now.


We were loves young dream such a long time ago,
A pretty young girl and her handsome beau.
Just out of our teens and our lives all before us,
Not a care in the world and so deeply in love.

The Stranger

Your Suicide Note really tore at my heart,
When I saw your picture and read what you said.
It effected me deeply and I could not sleep,
For thinking of you, not wanting you dead.

You Got Mail

Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, cant wait for the mail every day.
Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, like a child on Christmas Eve.
Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, eyes bright with delight I have one.
Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, hungrily devour every word.

You Got No Mail

Go to favourites and click onto Hotmail
Excitedly type in the password and wait
Inbox says empty my spirits sink low
Wanting you near me, waiting to hear

Spring (Haiku)

Don’t cry, don’t cry please,
Suns shining flowers blooming,
Life’s worth living now.