Christal Ann Rice Cooper

Christal Ann Rice Cooper
Self Portrait: Chris on June 2, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Poem to read for Memorial Day . . . .

Christal Cooper – Poem 61 Words
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*Image attributed to Sue Messerly.  Copyright granted by Christal Rice Cooper
**Poem attributed to Christal Rice Cooper



Return of the Men

They are men bent
on death, and life
with dents.
In armor –
some on two feet
or one.  Praised
like the long ago man who
rode into a village
on a poor man’s ass.
No palm leaves here,
but flags.
Red.  White.  Blue.
They limp along the road,
their cracked and filthy feet
kissing the lukewarm street.


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