Poem: happenstance

By: Millt Montague


once their mothers hope
and joy
their fathers dream of the future
now a grandchild’s faint memory
soon a two line bio on a

two old men cherish a
of a short togetherness
a moment of sanity
in the maelstrom of war’s

joined by army
two lonely souls met
under thundering war clouds
similar background and morality
they bonded

together only briefly then
for almost 70 years
reunited at last
by long distance telephone
happenstance ??

joined together once more
entombed in the same ground
though a thousand miles apart
two old buddies at rest
in perpetuity

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