“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Dick Whyte)

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home from the war
everything the same
except him

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Headlines:

“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Associated Press)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 5 Comments...

  1. Laurence Stacey

    I love this poem Dick! Nice work!

  2. Dick Whyte

    Thanks Laurence. Yeah, its good to be writing the odd poem again.

  3. Michael Henry Lee

    This one’ a keeper, simple understatement that cuts to the core

  4. Chen-ou Liu

    Yes, I second Michael. This poem reminds me of Jim Sherida’s film, Brothers.

    Chen-ou

  5. Dick Whyte

    Thanks guys!! Glad it worked for y’all. I don’t know the Sherida film unfortunately. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

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