COLD WAR

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We were in a war not a war
In an age at end of ages,
Somehow lost in all the pages
Of the higher books of lore.

Midnight and madness,
Goodness and badness,
Ground zero at atom’s core…
Youth lost and sadness
And a cold that lingers more,
Clandestine coolness
Of East versus West,
Distrust
We must
Let go, yet still wrest
With, the losses we endure.

We were in a war not a war,
From youth instilled deep and pure
With disdain for futures we were
Taught to forget to finest core.

Eric M. Vogt
from NORTH COUNTRY CALLS
“The Coldest War”
Copyright 2014

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