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  • VETERANS DAY

    by Doug Rawlings NOTE: AFTER LIVING IN RURAL MAINE FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS, I NOTICED A WIERD CONFLUENCE: VETERANS DAY, HALLOWEEN, AND DEER HUNTING SEASON ALL MEET AROUND THIS TIME ​ ​Why this particular memory​ that always

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1487

  • WHEEL DREAMS

    by Doug Rawlings “If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face…”  — Wilfred Owen Each night of the full moon my dreams reinvent

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1622

  • TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013

    By Doug Rawlings ​If they got you thinking about signing up ​just to kill you some time ​(since nothing else is going down) ​you better be getting ready ​to kill you some women ​and some children too ​and you better

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1313

  • GIVING SILENCE

    For My Son Josh and His Best Friend David turning thirteen By Doug Rawlings   If ‘namvets were ancient shamans now would be the moment we’d choose to give you shelter from the coming storm But we are merely survivors

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1442

  • NUMBER 7

    by Doug Rawlings, VFP I was a Good Humor Man. Lost my job Got drafted I can never go back again Lost my Good Humor Lost $80.00 a week Can never Have it again You gain Goodwill being a Good Humor Man. You establish a route You

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1520

  • NOVEMBER COMES

    by Doug Rawlings November comes on to me like a C-130 slinking into Dover Air Force base laden with tin caskets draped in red, white, and blue   I know I know I should just let it be   Okay, I can still do this: push my

    November 25, 2013 • Poet's Corner • Views: 1636