Chimera 66

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944

Cold shudders, early angst this warm, June day.
For many, it will be our hero’s last.
The heart that wildly beats foresees the fray;
a holding of each breath before
the roar of bullets sting the air.

Among the still-born, glassy eyes of men
who now lie limp upon this beach’s shore,
I see the halted grin; the sigh of children
seeking only love; wanting more.

(write about “angst”: a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish in exactly 66 words)

4,414 (#confirmed) young men lost their lives in the Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944.

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4 Comments on “Chimera 66”

  1. Suzanne
    April 12, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Oh Jackie, what a solemn, moving piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jacquelinecaseypoetry
    April 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes, too sad, I suppose, but true. I grew up watching those old World War II newsreels.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. susanwritesprecise
    April 12, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    Lovely writing, Jacqueline. Heartrending and beautiful.


  4. jacquelinecaseypoetry
    April 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Thank you so much! Susan…


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