Sarge speaks

trees sepia

The Earth is Bare
by Ralph Cheatwood

The people are amazed
The bomb bursts
The earth is bare

The people are gone
The chiefs are alone
The earth is bare

The lone oak
The light flashes
The earth is bare

The birds are gone
The sky is crazy
The earth is bare

The animals are gone
The grasses are burnt
The earth is bare

 

During his long Army career, CWO Ralph Cheatwood (1923-1995) was the recipient of the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, among other honors.  He served in WWII in Europe and in the Pacific, in the Korean War, and did two tours in Vietnam.  

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About Vicki Caroline Cheatwood

Writerly. Rebooting. Evolving. Searching for great chicken salad.
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