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 Category:  War and History Poetry
  Posted: March 23, 2019      Views: 63

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BOB CULLEN 
Rob Cullen has been writing for around thirty five years. To date he's completed eight novels, with two published.

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A response to a photo
"Old Piano Keys" by bob cullen


Old Piano Keys


Yesterday there was a battle
On a field once grazed by cattle
Now today there is the rattle
It's from an old piano's keys

A lone voice belts out a sad song
About a world that's turned so wrong
He's been a soldier much too long
Misses his old piano keys

Voice is a bit strained and scratchy
And the music is way off key
But words carry the melody
Along with old piano keys

His battles remain, he still sees
Struggles with wasted memories
History now dictates that he
Seeks peace in old piano keys

Today at last he is at peace
His battle scars have found release
Then came the sound that must not cease
The chime of old piano keys



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This was written in response to an old photo of a Serbian soldier armed with a machine gun slung across his shoulder. The soldier is seated at a piano in a middle of a paddock surrounded by trees
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