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Entrust your love while you are gone away
You are off to fight to come back some day
Your friend for some years has proven his worth
To care for your wife who is going to birth

The war lasts for years your time is now done
You come home to find you fathered a son
Not yet three years old he’s handsome and bright
He talks like a man wants to be a great knight

Wooden sword and shield he fights the bad men
But most of the time he just scares the hens
His friend told the boy his father’s great deeds
He fended for his wife and filled all their needs

© 2011 Michael Yost 06/09

Lesson Learned

Bright pastels have faded to off white
The flags once flown we rallied our fight
Town’s fatigued worn the bitter end
Life bled gone out no one defends

Women folk gone army invades
True love broken taken in raids
Livestock stolen houses burned
The death of my life lesson learned

Join their army bring strife within
Bring new men too as towns give in
Show favorite booties deprived
Roll the stone true army divides

As the war fights take back what’s yours
No one will see sound of uproar
Run for your life go far and roam
Choose well too and make a new home

©2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Nineteen

Fighting Cats

Purple helmeted pinkies
Pump up to polish their hats
Fighting like Tom cats

© 2011 Michael Yost