In The Midst Of Misery-Poetry
Returning to memories of golden days.
Although devastation was visible as far as the eye could see
The soldier spotted a piano in the midst of misery
He moved his weapon to his back and tapped the ivory keys
A peaceful calmness entered his overwrought psyche
He remembered his childhood, sitting at the piano, his mother smiling gleefully
The tune echoed in the blackened, shattered trees
Suddenly a blue bird lit on the edge of a scorched tree limb
Reminding him of happy days and the pond where he used to swim
The bird tweeting a melody, bringing him back home, playing with his friend
The days of war vanished, only sweet memories remained
Until he heard the roar of the helicopter hovering to take him to battle once again.