Day: 2013/11/11

Hero’s Highway

Hero's Highway; Iraq (Photo credit: Brandon Tull)

Hero’s Highway; Iraq (Photo credit: Brandon Tull)


Some who passed
through this tunnel were
carried. And
some did the
carrying. One thing is true:
They are all heroes.

2013-11-11 (Veterans Day)
P. Wanken





Written for Poetic Bloomings #128: Heroes Proved.  Also shared at “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2013.”  Also shared at Poetic Asides (2013 Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge Day 11: ekphrastic poetry).

** This tent was constructed as a connector between a helipad and the doors to the ER of a Base Hospital in Iraq. It became known as Hero’s Highway.