When the war is over

When the war is over

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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                     When the war is over


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I haven't been right,
maybe I won't be right again,
I left war and war found me.
Friends faces are hanging with me,
a heavy sadness.
My friends,
damn war stole the best from us.
I pray the war is over for them.
I pray they found a place where we do not need to fight no-more.
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I pray the war is over for you, dear friend.
I stand by a photo and your bio at the Veteran day celebration,
many soldiers from the old and new wars,
we come early, before the event.
The old soldiers comfort the young soldiers,
share kind words and advice.
A Vietnam Vet told me.
The war is over for our friends and we, who lived.
Are the caretaker of their memories.
Must ensure they are not forgotten and ensure their family are taken care of.
We become, the story tellers of great men and woman lost to war.

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I pray my war is over and I know. I cannot forget war. Salinger and Hemingway fought in the last great wars and we did not stop. Writers write the truth. War taught me. Each day is a miracle and please don't waste a life in self-pity. The cost of freedom, it isn't free. I know many young men and women are in dangerous places and I pray. No-more war, keep the children clean of war. Our leader's greatest sin. Sending them to fight the old men wars.

                           Dancing Coyote



© 2019 Coyote Poetry



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John, I have seen this girl sing, she was amazing and her story was very touching.
There is a great song at the end of the WW1 movie Passchendaele called "After the War" and if you watch it on Youtube there is a great video to accompany it. Check it out.
Thanks for your post my friend, well done.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Thank you Ted and I will research the video now.



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and you are one of the caretakers with your words, Coyote...they show such understanding of the viciousness of War...the loss, the heartbreak...we need them to stop, to stop, to stop...
peace and love!!!!!!
we fought for that a long time ago...where are we now?

j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

We went backward and I pray we haven't pass the point of no-return. Thank you Jacob for reading and .. read more
“ The war is over for our friends, and we, who lived, are the caretakers of their memories...we become the storytellers..”- powerful, profound, loyal words. “I haven’t been right, maybe I won’t be right again.” You are absolutely “right” my friend, and your beautiful poem should be etched on a bronze plaque, as a poetic memorial to those brave men and women who have beenlost to war. The video and song from this woman brought me to tears. No-one, no-one, says it better than you do Coyote. Another one of your masterpieces to save for my grandboys. Thank you.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Thank you Annette. I am tire of war. My grandchildren are 10 years old. I do not want them to follow.. read more
Yes indeed, many of those left behind after every conflict, no matter where may become not only survivors, but casualties too.. and.. it takes a special kind of survivor to become the caretaker of fallen brothers & sisters memories.. Great words heard here, tho tinged with much sadness Johnnie C.. write on my brother... Neville

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Thank you Neville for reading and the kind words. I pray 2019 become better than 2018. 2018, a hard .. read more
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I truly hope so too my friend...
This is a very profound, deeply revealing poem and a wonderful tribute to fellow Veterans and active due members who have seen death and destruction and wars. And the brutality, harsh and human tool it has on someone who is lucky to still be alive. And walk away from those evil times. It's very moving, beautiful expressed and so heartfelt John. It makes you truly feel for you all. And also for the poor soul. Who passed and are now gone. But never ever forgot for what they did for their country by giving their life.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Thank you dear Dawn and I agree, too many people lost to war greed.
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Gee
I listened to the song and read you yesterday, thought I’d commented, obviously not :)
My favourite of yours Coyote.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Thank you dear friend. I appreciate the comment and the kind words.
This lady had me close to tears ,and then when she sang i was in tears and such a beautiful voice.

PTSD, so widespread and the aftermath of all they have been through to make peace in our time.

"Each day is a miracle and please don't waste a life in self-pity. " Fine words John, aa motto to live by .

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

She made me cry. I was glad they were kind to her. I believe singing helped her. I wish she sang mor.. read more
Stella Armour

2 Months Ago

i think she was very brave indeed to speak out and to sing like that in front of strangers showed ho.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

She was very brave. A good woman. Also a soldier.
It makes me weep to think of those who are gone, fighting for our freedom. There are no winners in war only losers. Broken hearts that never mend. Stories too painful to tell. Powerful words Coyote. The ones left also continue to suffer. There's no way out.

Chris

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Yes, you are right dear Chris. Poor woman broke my heart singing and made me remember. Thank you for.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

I watched her. It was heartbreaking.
Gee

2 Months Ago

Haven't read the poetry yet but just watched the lady sing, heartbreak indeed.
I was standing in the line at the post office reading the back of the jacket of the guy in front of me. It gave a number of all the MIA's from Vietnam. I, being me, engaged him in conversation. He was short and balding and pudgy yet imperceptibly gentle all while wearing a jacket full of emblems and little flags.
He told me how the US had stopped looking for so many of those missing in action from the jungles and the Mekong delta..and how they viewed it as no longer important. Yet he thought it was important and that's the point. The war never really ends, does it Coyote? I mean it never stops beating in the blood or the yearning for that seminal comradeship is never fully duplicated/ . Get married. Have kids. buy a house in the suburbs. But it still never ends....great poem...dana

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are right Dana. Korean war have many MIA's also. Forgotten too. Thank you my friend for reading .. read more
So sad yet so touching..this tears at the gut

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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

No winner in war. People, at home. Lose someone and they must learn to walk alone. Thank you Ryanna .. read more
THe first stanza had me welling up with tears dear friend. You capture the brutal futility and sadness of was and the scars that never really heal, they just stop hurting so much and grow thicker. Your message is one we should all heed and should make us question the right of our 'leaders' to send boys to war.

The video................you b*****d! Made me weep. You have really put this piece and the video together so amazingly Coyote, fantastic and everyone should read AND listen! Truly sad and should make us resist war always!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

I wish we could resist war John. Soldiers, from the four corners of our world. Fighting wars for oth.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Months Ago

You have an amazing heart John.

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