My Own

March 4, 2009
By Cary Smith BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
Cary Smith BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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What a sense of freedom
Nothing will match this
I love June 6 1943
This place is peace

Sea air sprays my fear stricken body and my rusty helmet

If only I came for relaxation not for a useless battle

Oh how I loathe June 6 1944

This place is pain

Oh how I dream of living here forever
The floor squishes under my feet
Such pleasure should be unlawful
This place is my own heaven

Oh how I wish to escape this

Death cries are heard

Anywhere and everywhere

This place is my own hell

Such peace

Such torment

There is no place

There is no pit

Such as Normandy

The author's comments:
I was looking at a beautiful beach photo and I thought about D-Day. There are two voices in this poem,a person at Normandy one year before D-day who thinks this beach is heaven on Earth.Iandthe voice of a soldierduring D-Day to compare these two different opinions.I hope you enjoy it.

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maizy10123 said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 10:24 pm
Amazing poem!

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