Green Hills Literary Lantern

 

 

Soldiers

 

 

the rain slid down

our faces, as we walked

amongst the highway

headstones

 

a colorful spread

of stoic soldiers

on honor guard

 

to honor lives

cut down

too early

past due

 

no matter

to the rain

pounding

the soldier's

heads

 

while we are lost

in ours

 

Cathy Porter's poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, Pegasus, Art: Mag, The Deronda Review, and other journals. Her chapbook " A Life In The Day" is available from Finishing Line Press. She lives in Omaha, NE and can be contacted at clcon@q.com