Home for Breakfast


Home for Breakfast


I have not seen that many bodies burning


but I saw a dozen yesterday, still smoking ..


and by the way, heard several children


on their own tears streaming, those that

could not

be either kissed or washed away, so please


talk to me of war, I have done it all before

my darling ..

So now I’m coming home, for a decent mug

of English

breakfast tea, a slice of toast and homemade

marmalade ..

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 9th, 2022 01:47
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    A poignant write N.

    • Neville

      Apparently so, thanks for noticing Steven .. very much appreciated sir ... Neville

    • Fay Slimm.

      So unutterably sickening is war's unforgettable aftermath and tragedy illuminated with experience as described here is most moving dear friend - - yes home for rest and marmalade toast but always seeing those choking children must be so very hard digest.................x

      • Neville

        thank you Fay .............................................................. x

      • Doggerel Dave

        Not to mention a hot shower clean sheets plus a restored sense of personal safety and gratitude.
        Solid and real, Neville.

        • Neville

          You got it Dave .. Cheers & all that jazz .. Neville

        • Dove

          Can’t imagine the horror and sadness, the toughest thing I had to face so I thought was that a Coyote had eaten one of my cats that ran out of the house. I heard scratching at my gate, and pounded on my window. A Coyote emerged from it then left as the flood lights turned on. When the morning daylight came, I thought I was going to wake up to a bloody mess, but there wasn’t any. An hour later I saw my cat and got him in. He slept a whole day, poor thing, and my heartache vanished.

          Thanks again for your humanitarian efforts. Bless you

          • Neville

            You are quite simply far too kind ............ but I aint complaining my friend ... thank you .. Neville

          • Bella Shepard

            Scenes of war on the nightly news cannot even come close to the reality experienced first hand. Home again, breakfast; tea, toast, marmalade, juxtaposing normal with untold horrors witnessed. this poem is so wonderfully written from the heart and soul. A great write my friend!

            • Neville

              Bless you Bella ....... thank you so much ... Neville

            • Goldfinch60

              After what you have seen you deserve your breakfast every day in your future life. You will not forget those scenes but you are strong enough to move on into your own better life Neville.


              • Neville

                Thank you Andy, I have just got home to a fantastic welcome party with some family and friends I arrived back a day late 🙂

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