shannon wright

Rookie (1968 / stuttgart, germany)

A Soldier Comes Home, Home From The War - Poem by shannon wright

a soldier coming home
he gets off the bus and looks around
families are being reunited
and lovers are kissing
all are unfamiliar faces.
he grabs his bag
and goes to the nearest payphone.
soon a cab pulls up and takes
him to a motel.
he has no one to welcome him
and no place to call home.
as he lays his head down to sleep
a tear slides from his cheek to a pillow
he feels so alone.
he doesn’t realize
that a thousand miles away
there’s a girl crying.
wishing she had been there
to welcome him home.
Home from the war.
1-02-07
by shannon flanders


Comments about A Soldier Comes Home, Home From The War by shannon wright

  • (1/17/2008 8:39:00 PM)


    wow...cool, a well painted picture of the people who fight...I once was one of them,

    Top marks
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  • (1/17/2008 10:48:00 AM)


    I was...am... a soldier. thanks for still taking the time to respect what we sacrifice. its going on my favourites list. (Report) Reply

  • Bethany M. (1/15/2008 9:04:00 AM)


    again awesome job! I really like your style (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2008 11:29:00 AM)


    this is a really nice piece thanks for your comments on mine
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  • (1/7/2008 5:49:00 PM)


    Great writing Shannon.Tugs the heartstrings,
    Sid.
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  • (1/4/2008 12:16:00 AM)


    Great writing here Shannon with vivid imagery and yet so very poignant very well done (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2008 7:57:00 PM)


    Well that's nearly enough to make me cry. Well done, Shannon. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 2, 2008



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