The War Amps Kid

We’re nearly up to Remembrance Day, a special day for veterans and their families, but also for the people who march in the parade perhaps for the first time …

THE WAR AMPS KID

the boy marches                                             
to the beat
of the military band
always half a step
out of time
his cap slightly
askew  weapon slanted
a fraction out of true

but pride
and absolute joy
shines in his eyes
at being there
with his mates
in the Remembrance Parade

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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2 Responses to The War Amps Kid

  1. Francine says:

    My father came back from War, and that is all that mattered for while, until i understood that he brought back the war with him, and it would never go away .

  2. You are so right, the men who returned carried heavy burdens, almost impossible to
    share.

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