Jon Butter

Rookie (3-22-1974 / Seoul, Republic of Korea)

After Battle - Poem by Jon Butter

On the edge
Where all explorers go,
Fear is like air.

You can’t see the color
Right in front of you
When every breath is short.

The day you return
It is better to have
Gray morning light.

You need a few minutes
To look at pale sky
And remember.

You have courage
Like the sun that
Will be out tomorrow.

Comments about After Battle by Jon Butter

  • Deanna More (2/13/2007 11:15:00 AM)

    Jon, you're an amazing writer! The imagery is grand. Great poem!
    Deanna xx

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  • (12/22/2006 1:22:00 PM)

    For some reason, when I read this poem, I am driven back to ancient battles in legends and myths that I have read. That's a good thing by the way! I hope this was a desired affect, b/c it has that flavor. Well done! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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