Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trophy of War

A tree grows in the forest
holding a trophy from a young boy
who was called off to war.

He chained his bike around the tree
expecting to return home
after two years maybe three.

Several seasons  left it unclaimed
it became a silent 
witness to the boy’s life
of carefree childhood, and there it stood
day after day, while the tree grew taller.

After several years the bicycle and tree
became one, locked in life, the memory of a boy
called off to war and never came home.

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