Silence Of War Poem by Ronald Strickland

Silence Of War

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Over the jungles filled with war
another mission once more.
Only days away
until my tour is done.
My thoughts are shattered
if by the thunder's roar.
Life flashes by
as I descend in the flames
from Hell to the jungle's floor.
The sounds of the day
and into the night
were the sounds of war.
As life leaves me,
I see mother
smiling at Heaven's doors.
The voices I hear,
be it friend or foe?
My heart filled with fear.
'You're okay, ' a voice would say,
'You're going home. It's not your day."
Thank you, God, for letting me stay
and bringing silence to that war.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: war memories
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
My light observation aircraft shoot down in Vietnam
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 10 January 2016

Thank you God for letting me stay, and bringing silence to that war war, peace, its sounds, terrible sense, thoughts, worries, faced with death silence, cries, all that i could imagine as i read your poem.Where you in war torn places as a soldier? thank you very much. tony

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Ronald Strickland 10 January 2016

Thank you Tony. Vietnam

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Gajanan Mishra 20 November 2015

thank u for letting me stay, good one..

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Ronald Strickland 20 November 2015

Welcome Home Vietnam veterans

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LaFayette, Georgia
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