As he waits,

the grey-haired man

smiles at his grandson

practising marching in step,

clouds prevent the sun

from gleaming on silver trumpets,

drums stay mute,

banners remain furled,

shoulders shrug

and the grey-haired man


to get the bus home.

(written around 1998,previously unpublished;Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right to be recognised as the author of this work)

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    1 recipientsCC: recipientsYou MoreBCC: recipientsYou Hide Details FROM:The Writers’ Circle TO:louis kasatkin Message flagged Monday, 8 October 2012, 1:21 A new comment has been added to your article or an article you are subscribed to on The Writers’ Circle website.

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    The comment (by kelly bella):
    I think this poem is one of your best… you can evoke so many different kinds of emotions with your simple word choices and well-chosen images… excellent!


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