Leo Yankevich

Silver Star - 3,448 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

Leo Yankevich Poems

41. Holodomor,1932-1933 2/9/2016
42. December,1942 2/9/2016
43. St. Bartholomew's Church 2/9/2016
44. The Łemko Steeple 2/9/2016
45. Anonymous Rex 2/9/2016
46. Black Ops 2/9/2016
47. Vision 2/9/2016
48. Monomatapa On The Detroit River 2/9/2016
49. Epilogue 2/9/2016
50. Caterpillar 2/21/2016
51. Schultheiss Bierstube 2/21/2016
52. Mortimer 2/21/2016
53. Awe 2/21/2016
54. Cirrhosis 2/24/2016
55. Nazis 2/24/2016
56. Martial Law, Poland,1982 4/11/2016
57. Shaman 4/14/2016
58. Poet, Christmas Eve,1986 4/14/2016
59. All We've Been Told 4/16/2016
60. Counter-Attack 4/21/2016
61. Queue,1944 4/22/2016
62. Festung Breslau,1945 4/23/2016
63. The Meeting 6/14/2016
64. The Inferno 6/16/2016
65. How To Get To Heaven 8/22/2016
66. From Amoeba To Man 8/25/2016
67. The New Religion 9/20/2016
68. Poem On His 55th Birthday 10/29/2016
69. Old South,1932 2/26/2017
70. Rumour Mill 2/26/2017
71. Wife 2/26/2017
72. Urn 3/23/2017
73. Owls 4/24/2017
74. The Ugly Mermen 6/10/2017
75. The Pyramids Of Detroit 7/16/2017
76. Bakelite 7/20/2017
77. To Marcus Aurelius 8/6/2017
78. Back To The Future 12/6/2017
79. Etching 12/9/2017
80. Angels 6/25/2018

Comments about Leo Yankevich

  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (7/13/2015 4:10:00 AM)

    Glad I checked out your poetry, just read Mother In The Garden and it nearly had me in tears!

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  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem

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  • Dennis N. O'brien Dennis N. O'brien (10/27/2012 6:04:00 PM)

    Thanks for posting your poems here - I enjoy reading them.
    Best wishes
    Dennis N. O'Brien

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  • Michael Shepherd (9/21/2004 8:13:00 AM)

    Leo - I am moved by and admire your poems enormously. Will you tell michael@shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk if you have published, or intend to publish? Best wishes.

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Best Poem of Leo Yankevich

A Warning To Dissidents

Yes, pretty soon now they’ll be at your door.
They’ve orders and a warrant after all.
It doesn’t matter. You’ll be on the floor,
your wife and children having watched you fall.

Just then you’ll notice fallen scraps and crumbs,
the beauty of your startled wife’s pale feet,
the Celtic Crosses on your daughter’s thumbs,
the food above that you will never eat.

Your thoughts will have become a crimson pond
that flows out of your gagged and bleeding head
until you find yourself afloat, beyond
the reach of billyclubs and flying lead.

Read the full of A Warning To Dissidents

Veterans’ Hospital

Some nights are never-ending hells
for these old veterans in our care.
We do not hand out pills, but shells,
as out of battlefields they stare
from over sixty years ago
on far-off Guam or Guadalcanal.
With trembling hands they try to show
how the bravest or youngest fell.
We console them with a cold cup,

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