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Poetry Pleases: Home Leave

Ivor Murrellís poem hints at the irreparable loss suffered by some serving soldiers.

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two us
mama mama
dada come
dada?
more us
me me me me
three us?


She always lifted me,
a hands cradle of lift
then comfort.
I hung heavy in his hands,
under the arms, legs dangling,
forever.
Returning from killing, he was awkward,
he never caught up with us.
He never had the language.



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