going on

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A man and his son in passing.

He had trudged up

A long ridge,

face black with soot,

yellow jacket


Sweat ran from under

Safety helmet, 

Into his eyes and


He sat down,



looked back at the

Wall of flame,

“What a day.”

He stood up,

Tired eyes,

Fatigued body,

“I’m going on ahead,

Dad.  I love you.”

“I’ll catch up,

I love you, too.”

Submitted: January 05, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Eddie C Morton. All rights reserved.

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Bert Broomberg

Short, yet it conjures up a very effective image. I enjoyed reading this poem.

Tue, January 5th, 2021 10:04pm

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