Photo prompt #writephoto – walking on air

writephoto logoYet another great photo prompt from Sue Vincent over at Daily Echo.

What do we have today?

Walking On Air

He could hear the screams and gunfire,
Recall the falling of his mates,
Ducked and dived as the bullets flew,
Getting clear of these floating crates.
The water was cold, the sky was dark,
An Omen that all was not well,
Running but hindered for shelter ashore,
Entering the jaws of a living hell.
He knew not the man beside him,
Nor the guy to the left or behind,
In panic they huddled together,
Naive Officers leading the blind.
Slaughtered and bloody they lay there,
Terrified, trembling and sobbing,
Looking around at the chaos,
The wounded, and dead bodies bobbing.
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Of course that was many long years ago,
This beach with its stretches of sand
Is quiet, serene and mystical,
From the view on the hill where he stands.
As the mist rolls inland from the water
He feels he is walking on air
In the company of his lost comrades,
Whose souls will forever remain there.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Photo prompt #writephoto – walking on air

  1. Michael says:

    I found this a reminder of the battles fought in places like this which now as you say are quiet and serene….lovely response to the image.

  2. What a beautiful tribute. My community is hosting a Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Washington DC Vietnam Memorial on tour across the US. It is a reverent, dignified weekend for a war that most of us protested back in the day, but took so many of our young men. 💔

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  4. macjam47 says:

    Beautiful. Poignant.

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