Edmund V. Strolis
Edmund V. Strolis Poems
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The Long Shadow
Now with possessions so few, hoisted and bundled on wagons secure.
The measured remains still too many, to flee from the thunder of war.
His family their faces so tired, will need all their strength to endure.
As westward they travel the miles, can life ever be like before?
Goodbye to the bench in the garden where she joyfully accepted his hand.
Farewell to the arch in the hallway with holes where the mistletoe hung.
No more will he stop at the long gate that led to the sweet pastured land.
Or drink deep from the well he had dug making hay ...
As I show you these snapdragons
Take a breath and SEE them
Faces eastward shining
Painted by the morning sun
With grace they stand so stately
Glad faces, solar sisters
None strain or go astray
Content in sibling splendor
Sound and sturdy