This Poem was Submitted By: Wayne R. Leach On Date: 2004-05-31 20:18:04 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Memory shadows swing beneath a huge oak tree And dart among tasseled, hide and seek corn rows. Memory shadows plod along each furrow Beside Uncle Arthur ‘s horse-drawn plow. Memory bells echo across new-mown hayfields in Penobscot (near Bagaduce) to celebrate V-E Day. Radio wave memories shout the news While work and play stop to listen. Memory shadows rise from the ostrich sand Of Africa and bloody beach sand of Europe. They glisten from shores of Iwo Jima, Midway, Bataan And Corregidor; they explode from clouds Above Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Tokyo, Japan. Memory shadows slice across frozen days On blades of time carving icy paths Of tormented erroneous ways. Cold, marble sentries guard these Old memory shadows tonight, Acorn bombs and brown parachute leaves Are all that attack the fading autumn light.

Copyright © May 2004 Wayne R. Leach

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