Leo Yankevich

Silver Star - 3,350 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

Do Not Shed Tears For The Drowned Boys - Poem by Leo Yankevich

Do not shed tears for the drowned boys
like flotsam on the Turkish shores.
Free from their fathers' stupidity,
their wings bear the Trojan horse
to the ruins of antiquity
and to the altruistic Norse.

Weep rather for the fair-haired boys
and for the blue and green-eyed girls,
your grandsons and your great granddaughters
with tiny fingers in yellow curls?
There will be no baptismal waters,
only fire drowning out their worlds.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 29, 2016


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