World War II from #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo – I is for Ironbottom Sound – Naval Graveyard

IRONBOTTOM SOUND is an area that Pacific Paratrooper will be mentioning for a few months. Maryann has also created a view of the area.

IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

WORLD WAR II FROM A TO Z

II stood on a wide and desolate shore

And the night was dismal and cold.

I watched the weary rise, –

And the moon was a riband of gold.

Far off I heard the trumpet sound,

Calling the quick and the dead,

The long and rumbling roll of drums,

And the moon was a riband of red.

Dead sailors rose from out of the deep,

Nor looked not left or right,

But shoreward marched upon the sea,

And the moon was a riband of white.

A hundred ghosts stood on the shore

At the turn of the midnight flood,

They beckoned me with spectral hands,

And the moon was a riband of blood.

Slowly I walked to the waters edge,

And never once looked back

Till the waters swirled about my feet,

And the moon was a riband of black.

I woke alone…

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Posted on April 11, 2015, in WWII and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Wünsche dir eine schöne neue Woche lieber Gruß Gislinde

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  2. One to think about on National poetry month. Sue
    Womenlivinglifeafter50. Com

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  3. A beautiful poem, visually graphic, the story that accompanies it is great piece of maritime war history, I now understand more about Ironbottom Sound and Guadalcanal.
    Excellent post.
    Excellent reblog gp.

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    • The more I can get explained, the easier it is for people to visualize what was going on. The random throwing names around of places few can pronounce doesn’t make the grade. Thank you for reading, Ian.

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  4. Another excellent choice to reblog, gpcox.

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  5. The poem is wonderful, as is the rest of that post. Well done video, too.

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  6. Were you in the second world war?
    Leslie

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  7. It was certainly an excellent post.

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  8. The verse is quite deep and moving, it’s like an echo of what appears on the video.

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  9. Hey! You have very interesting blog. Well Done! I’m glad to see you in my blog too, if you like music or fashion. I play the guitar and your blog is good! 🙂

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