Tag Archives: World War II

“The Ragged Ruin”

(copyright Dawn Q. Landau) The ruin was still there; a ragged remnant of a horrific war. The cold, grey, cement structure, once camouflaged by surrounding coral rocks, was now rose-colored. He wondered if a coat of paint eased the memories … Continue reading

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“The God of Reason Scowls”

(Photo copyright: Al Forbes) Jean-Pierre lined a 30-quart pot with a small pillow and placed it on his head. He looked ridiculous, but the sky was falling and he had to get to the bomb shelter. As he stepped outside, … Continue reading

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“An Honest-To-Goodness Bicycle”

Christmas, 1943. There’s a war going on. Steel and rubber are rationed; manufacturing plants are working twenty-four-hour days pumping out war materials, and Santa has brought me, a fourteen-year-old Iowa farm boy, an honest-to-goodness bicycle. Upon close inspection, I realize … Continue reading

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“Left Behind”

Posters on poles Flyers in mail slots. “Save the street Show we care Donate shoes” An environmental happening Staged by students To bring attention To the decaying neighborhood Where he had lived As a teenager. Shoes: Worn, discarded. Some utilitarian … Continue reading

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