War – Poetics Bold Tribute

…”Quaint and curious war is!”

Sons and daughters one and all
Go forth and live your young lives

As now, leaders who declare war
face each other like jousting knights
The rest of us shall stay home and place bets

Pat R

1/17/18

Inspired by:

“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
⁃ Thomas Hardy
from, ‘The Man He Killed’

For dVerse Poets Pub

 

Slow Dance – Cherita

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romance

vinyl spins
on the turntable

we slow dance
in our nakedness
by the warmth of the fire

Pat R

11/15/17

For Thotpurge Micropoetry Month Day 15

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Experimental