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When Johnny Comes Marching Home

WHEN JOHNNY COMES
MARCHING HOME

And the troops
came marching home
in files of six and seven
raking
the city streets
like a razor's edge.
And when they passed
four turned their head
the ones on the end
stared straight ahead

The war was over
and the living marched
side by side
with the dead
and Johnny came home
again.

When Johnny Comes Marching Home - U.S. Military Band - YouTube
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The price of war is inevitably paid by those who fight and return and the ones who wait forever for those that never return. Your poem speaks to me of closure for those who wait. You might want to put a bit more flesh on this piece. Its clear and concise but would benefit from a little more expression. I like what you have here at present. Looking forward to reading it in future iterations.

Joe

My mind's writing cheques my body can't cash.

Yes. I will work on that. Thanks.

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Another heart rendering piece, my grandfather was fond of the song so as long as I can remember I have known it as well

good to read you again :)

love your JC x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

My Jane, when WW II ended, and I was n more than six y.o., I had the dream you read here.

lv from your Joe

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Extraordinary dream Joe ! Its a dream I wouldnt have forgotten either ...

your Jayne x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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