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Veteran's Hospital

Rating: 4.5
Bringing "only what is needed—essential
toilet articles" in a paper bag,
dressed as for dying, one sees the dying plainly.
These are the homecomings of Agamemnon,
the odysseys to the underside of the web
that weaves and unweaves while the suitors gorge upon plenty
and the languishing sons at home unwish their warring
fathers with strong electric fingers.

The fathers are failing.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: veteran
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COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 04 September 2015
A good depiction of the principal casualties of war, the deplorable state of their wellbeing and the zeal to survive, well depicted in the piece. An insightful poem, well articulated and nicely penned in poetic diction. Thanks for sharing Ben. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.
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