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Korean Dawn: in memory of wars, Washington DC

I returned in early October to the War Memorials in Washington DC. I had been particularly absorbed on my previous visit by the magnificent, sombre sculpture created by Frank Gaylord in memory to those who fell in the Korean War. It gave me the opportunity to recapture some images that had inspired me to write a poem about war veterans.

This is my small tribute to all of those service men and women who died in many wars,  striving for our freedom today.

Korean dawn
No surgical martinis
With laughs,
A platoon.

Cagily cursing
Their paths
Through foliage
Their fear behind.

This is an extract from a longer poem published previously here.

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