Category Archives: Poems

Veteran’s Day Remembrance

UNCLE KENNY On this November 11th – which we used to call “Armistice Day” when I was a kid – I got to thinking about my Uncle Kenny.  I wish I could have met the man. His official designation was … Continue reading

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Original poem: Spirits

      Spirits Spirits roam the blood-soaked terrain, From Antietam’s hills to Shiloh’s plains.   They are locked in a dimension That is not of their volition.   Their main emotion is Confusion, For their lives are an illusion. … Continue reading

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Original poem: Dead on the Ground

  Dead on the Ground   You can’t allow yourself to think about Your pards now dead on the ground   They were alive just a minute ago Now from their bodies blood does flow   How can a friend … Continue reading

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The Other Side, Part 32

Spirit Guide asked me where ASG 1 and ASG 2 wanted to go next time. I looked at them and got the impression that they wanted to contact Col. J.B. Strong. I said goodbye to them and told them to … Continue reading

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The Other Side, part 5

(ed. note: this is a continuation of the poem, “The Assurance” by Vernon Dutton) So go forth in peace and love.   Your fate has been ordained from above. You no longer fight it now Your journey has been endowed. … Continue reading

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The Other Side, part 4

(ed. note: this is a continuation of the poem, “The Assurance” by Vernon Dutton) We welcome you with open arms. Come meet us; we will not harm. You are our voice that speaks of woe In times of long ago. … Continue reading

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The Other Side, part 3

A few months after the 150th Shiloh reenactment, I received a poem that really spooked me. I waited almost a week before I shared it with my Spirit Guide. I emailed it to her and called her. I told her … Continue reading

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The Survivors

We know not why we have survived. We know we are lucky to be alive. We miss those comrades of yore. But soon we will see them all once more. We miss our pards who are gone And we still … Continue reading

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Standing in Line

The 3rd Arkansas fought in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg near the base of Devil’s Den.  There, they combined with a Georgia Brigade to help push the Yanks back. The 3rd was on the left end of the line of the Texas … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

As often happens, reenacting inspires visions.  The thoughts and images come out as poetry.  I’m taking a break from recounting the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment to share a new poem that came to me after reliving the bloodiest battle ever fought … Continue reading

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