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My Iridescent Green Slacks

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Stood on the bloody gold mountain
of war booty my young friends and I
were to inherit from our fathers’
wounds and our mothers’ wounds
and this world’s wounds.
Stood trying to think using my very own
government-issue army-surplus
olive-drab SS-number-stencilled
individual baby-boomer mind.
Stood on layers of bone yards
going back to the beginning of beginning.
Stood near the center of a new and
worldwide fortress named freedom.
Stood trying to make out
furious dying voices leaking whispers
from the edges of newspapers.
Stood trying not to believe
the miniature wars of the schoolyard
reflected the glacially ruinous
wars of this world.
Stood in my favorite
iridescent green slacks
that went so well with
my starry young nausea.
Stood and ached and ached
for any example
of how to stand up to all of this.

By Lance. M. Loder

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Written by lickmypoetry

July 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

3 Responses

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  1. i like this so much. Thanks for your poetry

    jeannine

    July 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  2. I rather like the poem also…so glad that you chose to share it.

    slpmartin

    July 28, 2010 at 5:31 pm

  3. Stood in my favorite
    iridescent green slacks
    that went so well with
    my starry young nausea.
    Stood and ached and ached
    for any example
    of how to stand up to all of this.

    tender smile this is a beautiful ache it speaks to my soul far more potently then any news crew ever did
    thank you for this it is wonderful

    julie

    August 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm


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