Ronald Strickland

Veteran Poet - 1,161 Points (LaFayette, Georgia)

Silence Of War - Poem by Ronald Strickland

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 sound's of 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

Topic(s) of this poem: war memories

Form: ABC


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My light observation aircraft shoot down in Vietnam

Comments about Silence Of War by Ronald Strickland

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/10/2016 3:10:00 PM)


    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 Ronald Strickland (1/10/2016 3:26:00 PM)

    Thank you Tony. Vietnam

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  • Gajanan Mishra (11/20/2015 10:02:00 PM)


    thank u for letting me stay, good one.. (Report) Reply

  • Ronald Strickland (11/20/2015 9:58:00 PM)


    Welcome Home Vietnam veterans (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015



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