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The War In The Air

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For a saving grace, we didn't see our dead,
Who rarely bothered coming home to die
But simply stayed away out there
In the clean war, the war in the air.

Seldom the ghosts come back bearing their tales
Of hitting the earth, the incompressible sea,
But stayed up there in the relative wind,
Shades fading in the mind,

Who had no graves but only epitaphs
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Susan Williams 04 July 2016

How have I managed not to hear of this poet before? This is the stuff literature is made of- a giant walking among us and seeing that which we haven't and thus enriching our lives.

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John Mccullagh 04 July 2016

Very well done. good poem of this genre

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Barry Middleton 04 July 2016

A really good poem about the air war of WWII. Underrated as are many of the poems from the past.

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 July 2016

War! ! We didn't see our dead. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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