Two Memorial Day Poems

In wars past

Photo by the author, Mark Tulin

He was in the war
when shells exploded around him,
chaos on the run
till the break of day
to sundown

No resting for the weary,
only a twenty-second
cigarette break,
and then a stressful foray
with rifle and hand-grenade
around the rubbled, torn up

Broken bones and bodies
of friends and enemies,
corpses laying on the grass,
holes and gashes…



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Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin


A California writer/photographer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction —