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"Mere Chance" by David G. Bancroft

 
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Old WWII Vetscountry as flag
Back in June of '44
Many soldiers came ashore...
upon the beaches of Normandy
now they fight no more...

They fight not upon
that foreign land...
for in these days
they can hardly stand...

Their fight in this present day
is a battle in history untold...
for those who survived D-Day
now fight against the cold...

It is the cold war of old age;
a war that is never won...
for the cold hand of death
reaches out for everyone...

Prepare a final eulogy
say goodbye to all on earth...
embrace those dying vets
for in death, what is he worth...
By C. Douglas Caffey
Copyright 2004
Listed March 19, 2009

Author's Bio:
C. Douglas Caffey is a disabled veteran of WWII. He served (1944-1946) in the 509th Composite Bomb Group, 58th Wing, Air Photo Unit, 20th Air Force, United States Army Air Force. It was the 509th who dropped the atomic bombs on Japan and did the atom bomb tests at Bikini in the Pacific. A chronic sufferer of PTSD since WWII, Doug is a former college dean. He started writing poetry several years ago and though he doesn't claim to be a poet, he does claim to write from the heart.

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