Arms Outstretched in the Dark

I stand in the darkness

Outstretched arms seeking a name

Of one person who served a cause

Proud in service.

Each believed in the mighty nation

Pressed into liberation of people oppressed

Under a threat of ominous winds along the Ho Chi Mihn.

A boy my son’s age; he knows a lot, so he thinks.

This truth learned before death;

Warriors serve their masters even when they change their minds.

I’m looking for a relevant pawn in an irrelevant war.

Michael S. Sommermeyer

Michael S. Sommermeyer writes fast fiction, observations, poetry, mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. He focuses on oddities, unbelievable facts, strange phenomenon, discoveries, and the people who wander uneven worlds. He ponders the dreams of mythmakers and explores what the every person dreams about. He writes fiction for and has written scientific and technical writing for a number of magazines.

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