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I listen to the rain --
To its tap, tap, tapping
To its boot-cadence tromping
And the distant snares
Of a hundred wind-up army men
With wax paper drums.

I won't be annoyed
By its tap, tap, tapping;
They're only make-believe --
These smiling tin soldiers...
Who have never really
Ever seen war.

December 16, 2010

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Here, I share, with stark honesty, my life.


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The following comments are for "Tin Soldiers"
by FeliciaStone

typo
Wax paper drums... arrrghh...

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: January 19, 2011 )

Felicia
Felicia- Glad your back! Good stuff here!

Simple and vivid- a dream perhaps? I really like the brevity and wonderment of this.

( Posted by: pablowilliams [Member] On: January 20, 2011 )

tin soldiers
this poem makes my mind wander...
enjoyed!

( Posted by: cmsmuse [Member] On: January 22, 2011 )

CMSmuse, Pablo...
Good to see you again, Pablo. Thanks for commenting, both.

Best,
Felicia

( Posted by: FeliciaStone [Member] On: August 29, 2011 )





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