THE BOY YOU WERE STRONG AND STRAIGHT

 

The leaves rustle

In the wind

Though this morning is quiet

Not a breath

The sky a forever blue

The blue of the uniform

 

Salute

Forward march

Like a shade drawn

Over the mountains

A lovely shade of orchid-blue

I remember the image of you

 

Strong and straight

A boy grown into a man

You walk away

Through the tall grass

Into forgotten yesterdays

 

July 20, 2018

 

 

6 thoughts on “THE BOY YOU WERE STRONG AND STRAIGHT/dVerse

  1. I emitted a little gasp at the end of your poem, Annell. Only I heard it .I wanted you to know that your poem moved me. 🙂 I especially enjoyed the lines:
    ‘Forward march
    Like a shade drawn
    Over the mountains’
    and
    ‘A boy grown into a man
    You walk away
    Through the tall grass
    Into forgotten yesterdays’.

    1. Perhaps we could say, “There is something deeply concerning about a boy?” I had no brothers, and I don’t think I completely understood boys. Thanks for your comments. Annell Livingston

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