winter weary
war wounds
ache again


4 Responses

  1. minalrh Says:

    Woah! Love the concise layering of sadness

  2. Magyar Says:

    __ Often, deeper wounds are in the memory. To our veterans… a grand verse, Lauren. To some, their ache is… guilt. _m

    cold seeps
    into historic wounds
    deeper quilt

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    The sound of this poem feels like it is dragging itself along, effectively reflecting the day to day drudgery for the war veteran who continues to experience mental and physical pain.

    Also a timely posting for Remembrance Sunday.

    marion

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    winter weary
    war wounds
    ache again

    —LAUREN MCBRIDE

    I love the build up to Christmas, and the hope there will be a lot of. snow, but post-Christmas can be tough. From actual war wounds, to an accumulation of childhood and young adulthood experiences, the coldness of the season can bring so much back.

    Alan

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