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Poor Ukraine



Saw the bodies
Just lumps on the ground
Destroyed buildings
Debris all around

The war is with us
As we watch safe in our homes
With no dying children
Mothers left alone

The images are graphic
The scenes surreal
As Ukrainians flee
And Russia kills

War is ugly
It's nasty and mean
It wounds your soul
Makes you scream

Yet on they fight
While their cities burn
The whole world watches
As the Genocide churns

The silence so deadly
No people in the streets
Burned out tanks and rubble
Tracers with their deadly streaks

A Nation is struggling
Just wanting to be free
Someone needs to tell Putin
To let the Ukraine be

About this poem

Watch the National News channels on television this weekend and saw the damage and carnage the war in the Ukraine is causing. So sad that a free loving democratic nation has to fight for it's freedom in this day and age.

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Written on April 04, 2022

Submitted by larrymize on May 08, 2022

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Lawerence E. Mize

Lawerence E. Mize was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1949. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a medical corpsman with the 101st Airborne Division. A month after his eighteenth birthday he began his one year tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. He served with the "Screaming Eagles," of the 101st Airborne Division as a combat medic with A Company of the 2/501st Airmobile Division. On completing his military obligation he returned home to Baltimore and joined the Baltimore City Police Department at the age of twenty-one. Mize went on to serve with the Baltimore City Police Department for the next twenty-nine years retiring as a Sergeant in 1999. Mize then went on to become a District Court Bailiff in 2003. He left that position in 2018 and now likes to spend his time riding his bicycle, writing poems, and traveling with his wife Sandy whom he has been married to for the last forty-eight years. They have two sons, Lawerence Jr. and Nicholas. Mize has self-published six books of poetry since 1997, to include two works about his experiences in Vietnam, "Tortured Soul and Dead Men Calling, (both published by American Literary Press, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland), both of which helped Lawerence deal with the painful memories of Vietnam; a book of poems he dedicated to his wife, Sandy, titled "Thoughts of You," (Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Mustang, Oklahoma); a book of poems about life and dying titled "Reflections," (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston, SC); a collection of poems about Mize's life growing up in Baltimore, his experiences in Vietnam, and speak to the riot and looting in Baltimore in 2015 and the aftermath with all its violence in the city since titled, "My Long Journey In Baltimore," (Dorrance Publishing Co. Pittsburgh, PA); and his latest work in 2021 titled "Baltimore...A City Besieged," in which Mize takes us on a poetic tour of Baltimore and provides us with a chilling account of what life is like for Baltimore's residents with over 300 homicides in the last six years. more…

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  • anjaliesilva
    It depicts reality. I love the way the poem is written.
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  • Amélie.C
    I think that Ukraine is a sensitive topic that should be touched on. This has done a great job executing it in a way that will be read by many.
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