Green.... Beret

Green.... Beret

A Poem by lee von cleef
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"Warning Sign Blind" †Tracey†, gift of light, Thank you for all.

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  The horses eyes glaze over,
A sign missed by many,
Cloudy film across their retinas,
Muscles locked ,
Peg straight legs.
The onlookers oblivious
To the walleyed fit about to unfold.
Where to place the lack ? of ? life ,
Awareness,? Their ? disconnect, apathetic lack.
Maybe it is just they feel powerless.
Void of knowledge,
Void of strength,
Void.
Their heads filled with so much material useless to the present.
When they were in hell,
On the edge of hell,
Walleyed,
Wrapped in the swirling blanket of the smoke blinding every inch of light ,
Choke constricted Christ from chapped spittle foam at the corner of life and lip,
Whop whop whop rotors above,
Walleyed,
Stepping into air ,
Flipping into air,
Hot wasps singing in ears,slap crack,ting,
Hooves head flailing,
Air-mobility ,

Penetration, permanent lead in the soul.

The veil of light to a belief Vietnamese .
The veil of Cavey of Helio Horses,
Oh Danny, Oh,
Dan to carry the weight of your world.

Oh Tracey,
Carve silence into a part of every day.

© 2014 lee von cleef



Author's Note

lee von cleef
Green a bending word, De Oppresso Liber (Latin: To Liberate the Oppressed) Casey's older brother Dan had a son Daniel, a Green Beret.
Casey my Father taught me about horses and war.

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It breaks my heart that a poem of this virtue, and this beauty, has not been widely seen or reviewed. You paint a moment that only that Soldier may have seen, heard, and felt, as he was lifted off into the air that day/ night. Yes, Danny carried the weight of everything, that moment.

beautifully transcribed, my friend.

Diego

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

3 Years Ago

Thank you Diego, The construction needs adjustment, you have a edge because you are patient with me .. read more



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It breaks my heart that a poem of this virtue, and this beauty, has not been widely seen or reviewed. You paint a moment that only that Soldier may have seen, heard, and felt, as he was lifted off into the air that day/ night. Yes, Danny carried the weight of everything, that moment.

beautifully transcribed, my friend.

Diego

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

lee von cleef

3 Years Ago

Thank you Diego, The construction needs adjustment, you have a edge because you are patient with me .. read more
I can see the inspiration behind this poem. I just read Tracey's poem as well...
The correlation to Vietnam veterans is interesting to me.
I also love horses and your metaphor was strong in the beginning of this write.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Good morning,Thank you for stopping by. I like to write,I like to layer a story into a poem,I want to crack through to the reader,add emotion to life, theirs and mine. more..

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