Sunday, August 28, 2005

poem 4 : Unnamed track, Sarimbun, at noon

poem :Unnamed Track,Sarimbun, at noon



Somehow
         i drew sentry duty
        what shitty luck
            the old tattered red flag
        hung limp
        in the hot noon.
        who will notice this warning
        in this free-fire zone ?
        i yawned
        while the blazing sun
        burns mud, churned up by creaking V2s
        baked soil to fossilised
                furrows
        i lay belligerently in the tall grass
        swatting mosquitos
            chain smoking
            dreaming
        of my village girls
        their smiles, their thighs,their etc
        as 20mm Oerliekon shells
        shattered wooden targets
Somewhere.

01-12-89

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Notes : I wrote this poem about a sentry duty I did at a live range during my army service. The job is to prevent people wandering into the range and get themselves blown up. Nothing happens much during such duties, it was always hot and boring.

7 Comments:

Blogger Alson Teo said...

Hello dsnake1,

So how do you like blogging? Enjoying it? :)

30 August, 2005 02:00  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

blogging taking up a lot of my time. But it's interesting!
See, hardly post at DPS(S)since!!
must go there and post some crap!

BTW, how's my blog?

30 August, 2005 17:32  
Blogger Alson Teo said...

Sure, go ahead and post some crap in DPS (S). Haha.

Well, your blog is neat & clean, nicely done. Btw, what are you going to post in your blog, beside your poems?

31 August, 2005 12:14  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

If I post my own poems only, it will be too boring to the readers, right? (Unless the poems are very good!)
Haven't really made up my mind, maybe some crap from my Useless Stuff site,(really crap!), some thoughts and opinions (like having to go to work at 3a.m. in the morning), some posts from sgforums (any copyright issues?). Maybe I will some of your poems here too (don't mind?)

It's driving me crazy.

01 September, 2005 21:49  
Blogger Alson Teo said...

The problem is I have no new poems for you to post.

I've decided not to post any of my new poems in my blog, unless they were first published somewhere on line. Maybe I will post the first draft, see how. :)

06 September, 2005 02:27  
Blogger Alson Teo said...

some thoughts and opinions (like having to go to work at 3a.m. in the morning)

That's a good idea! ;)

06 September, 2005 02:28  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Hey DP
thank goodness no more waking up
in the middle of the night to go to work for the past 2 months (especially during the 7th month!)

BTW, where are the places online where our poems can be published?

07 September, 2005 23:41  

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