Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

Ubiquitous Song - Poem by Kelly Vinal

I can hear an army calling,
Foot-charge o’er bugler’s wails,
Battle horses thundering -
Infinite chariot driving mud.
Sweet dew drips across the tawny
Leaves, a fabric of Victoria’s
Corset flutters in the swinging
Tree, a dying mongrel in the gutter -
A hazy line of refugees.

I can feel an army charging,
Foot-soul blades of bayonet,
Ablaze in battle, brothers screaming -
Infinite cannon, carmine dawn.
A mother’s kiss across her infant’s
Brow, a lover’s rose of last night’s
Courtship, mangled in the bloody
Snow, a girl is singing in the rubble -
The ubiquitous song of war


Comments about Ubiquitous Song by Kelly Vinal

  • (12/9/2004 5:53:00 PM)


    Very nice. If you're not going to write a poem about a woman, write it about war I always say... (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2004 7:03:00 PM)


    A well drawn sketch, losing nothing of it's power throughout (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 28, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 17, 2010


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