SSC Members Challenge Winner: Light Rain

Winner: Light Rain

Challenge: "Come Home Safe" (Poetry)

Prize: A copy of Operation Troop Lift - Postcards from Home

Sponsor: Odyssey Books

Winning Entry:

Wishful thinking,

Many a nights awaiting,

To have you come back to me,

The War, oh the War what a terrible place,

The feat of man converging his own skills,

Darting bullets to save his own,


Or simply death knocking at his door?

So much blood splattered,

So much rage, engorging one's self to fight,

Energy sprite,

Wounded or defeated?

Punishment or defense?

The soldier, the man, the hero at hand,

Mercy bleeds and his hands the covenant of his people

Wishing our dear man a safe trip home to his protected land

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Selected Amazon Links:
A Wartime Poetry Journal
The Poetry Of Shell Shock: Wartime Trauma And Healing In Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney And Siegfried Sassoon