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Season's Greetings

By Tony McNally

  This comes to us from the UK.

  It comes with shared feelings; it comes to us with great understanding.

  Mack is a Veteran of the Falklands War and the author of Cloudpuncher.

  And coming back to you, Mack, is a big hug and lots of love.

               "Season's Greetings."

        The soldier sat in the packed bar all alone
        Drinking his whiskey
        Laughter and youthful exuberance filled the room
        But could not penetrate the armour of his heart
        His back against the wall giving him security
        With all round defence
        They never noticed him
        He liked it that way
        He was only there in body
        His mind in a war 20 years gone
        The same brown eyes staring into the nothingness
        "Season's greetings" he smiled at the empty glass.

Copyright:Tony McNally, 2002
  
You may visit with Mack at:

Cloudpuncher.

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