David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,602 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

I Didn'T Die In The Mud - Poem by David McLansky

Face down in a pool of blood
In some foreign field of rice
A forgotten human sacrifice

I didn’t as a man return
With peeling skin all splotched and burned,
Making faces wince and turn,
A grotesque object curtly spurned

I didn't l lose an arm and leg
A hero with no hands to beg
A crazy man, a jumpy vet
Who cannot manage to forget.

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  • Lyn Paul (6/21/2013 8:13:00 AM)

    Words to move every reader. I like your strength. These are memories that would be so hard to forget. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 21, 2013

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