Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I created this Blog specifically as a Place to come to for Relaxation--to destress
and Ease the mind--Poetry to me always brought Peace & calmed my Nerves-- Feel free to just relax & read,
and if U wish to comment--that's fine also. Wishing U all a Pleasant week!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Under The Stars

Pitter-Patter, horseshoes echo
while prancing dark street
in buggy,
escorting two lovers kissing.

C 2001
"Life's Poetic Journey"
Geri Ahearn

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Lonely Soldier's Lullaby

The illuminated sky became obscured
when night had fallen.
The lonely soldier hid in darkness
in a misty hole of dirt
where his frightened voice lingered on.
"Free me from this misery,
his buddy heard him calling."
Every night after gray clouds rolled by,
the lonely soldier
sang his humble lullaby.
But, no one could see
the tears in his eyes
when the soldier began to cry.
Once a happy man was he,
just like you,
and just like me.
A man who had a life before Vietnam
with a wife, a child, and a happy family.
Now, crouched down
in a black hole of silence
where his family and friends from home
can't see the tears on his face,
or the rags he wears for clothes.
No one could feel his pain
from wounds that made scars
every night when he hides from the enemy,
while he cries a lonely soldier's lullaby.

C 1998 Geri Ahearn
Published in "Life's Poetic Journey" 2001

The Vietnam War Began 3/2/1965

This Poem "A Lonely Soldier's Lullaby" Was written in 1998, in Memory of All those
who Served in the Vietnam War. I wrote it After working as a Student Nurse in the
Veterans Hospital in Northport, Long Island, New york. In 1995, After I began a
writing career, Poetry was my first craving. I had a burning desire to tell the World
about the Era of the 60s---especially 1968--The year that Rocked America!
This Poem is dedicated to my Classmates of 1968. Prior to Reuniting with my Class
of 1968 for my 30 year class Reunion. The Memories of this era & what the Babyboomers
were forced to face encouraged me to Dedicate Poems to the world--in the USA &
International. This is for Brentwood High School--Class of 1968--Long Island, New York.
This is for ALL Those who served in the Vietnam War, all those who gave their lives,
and for the families who suffered a loss. I intend to keep a Special Candle burning
in Memory for our American soldiers, their families, and the affects upon All babyboomers
of the 10 year war--Vietnam!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Submissions for the 2008 J. D. Poetry Award

PoetWorks Press is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Josephine Darner
Poetry Award for 2008. This honorable award will be presented to the poet whose work
is judged as "most distinguished" among the submissions received. In addition to a cash
prize($350.00), ten perfect bound book copies of a collection (60 to 80 poems) of the
winner's poetry will be published and awarded to the winning author. Submissions will
be reviewed after the Award cutoff date. All submissions are received in confidence
and will not be made public, with the exception of the winning poet.

Submission Guidelines can be reviewed at the following website:

PoetWorks Press 2008 Poetry Award

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