Three Poems by Wolf

Three Poems by Wolf  who served in Norther Ireland

2 Minutes

(from ‘The Way of the Wolf – Poetry of a Veteran’ ISBN 9780956488527)

During the 2 minutes you’ll, maybe, remember some of us.
The years of silence our memories still sentence us to,
You’ll forget.

The unspoken wound that can’t be seen,
Carrying the memories of service,
You won’t hear.

Standing tall, we’ll walk by you,
Never showing the open wounds,
That cut like knives.

2 minutes later, You’ll be back to your life.
2 minutes later, We’ll still be trying to make sense of ours.
2 minutes later, another November morning will be forgotten.
© Copyright of V Sunkmanitu 2010
Bottles and Bricks
(From ‘Words of a Wolf – Poetry of a Veteran’ ISBN 9780956488503)

The sun is shining, the sky is blue.
The silence is sudden and tangible,
The birds stop singing.
It’s as if someone pushed pause on the video.
As if by magic a crowd appears across the road,
Parents stand behind their children.
The first brick sails through the air towards my head,
I casually slip to my left and it misses me.
I focus on the crowd watching for a petrol bomb,
While signalling my oppo to call for back up.
My hand reaches down and I free the pistol from my
holster,
Chambering a round in case I see a legit target.

Parents are throwing bottles and bricks, teaching their kids how,
The kids are smiling as they mimic their parents,
Echoing shouts of ‘Feck off home, we don’t want yous
here.’
‘Catch this you English bastard!’
I smile to myself as I consider my ethnicity.

I continually scan all of them,
A thousand thoughts go through my mind at the same
time,
Am I cleared to open fire?
Not until I see a weapon or a petrol bomb.
If I have to open fire will the round go through my target?
Will it hit an innocent? The brain keeps storming.

I duck inside the shelter to my left and watch and listen,
Bricks, stones and bottles hit the shelter,
Glass splinters around me. I tense for a sprint toward the crowd.

I hear the patrol land rovers screaming towards us,
The crowd runs off behind the fisheries,
I give chase but they’ve reached safety.
The patrols hit the ground ready to chase the crowd,
Young, determined faces with their emotions locked down.

‘Forget it,’ I hear my voice say,
‘We can’t go into the Holiday Homes. Orders.’
I return to my post as the patrol heads off.
I make my weapon safe.
My oppo sticks his head out of the bunker,
‘You okay’? I look up and smile the empty smile,
‘Fuckin’ peachy.’

The birds start singing again.

© Copyright of V Sunkmanitu 2010

Dreaded reviews
(From ‘Soul of a Wolf – Poetry of a Veteran’ ISBN 9780956488596)

The brown envelope hits my mat and I wonder if it’s review time.
I open the envelope and realise it is.
I withdraw into myself as I remember the process,
The pain of it,
The mental anguish,
The feeling of helplessness.
All components of PTSD,
Adding to the existing difficulties,
That echo through my being and rip open my scars.
My soul forced under a microscope,
My mind raped by white coats that tick boxes for pay,
Some with ulterior motives.
National Insurance they call it,
For 32 years I have worked in this country,
Paying my dues while risking my neck.
Yet they try to withdraw what they owe every chance they get.
So I sit here dreading another review,
That brings my past into sharp relief,
The paper scalpel cutting open the scars,
Their ears closed to the silent screams that echo through my being,
My soul pleading for the end of this journey,
I wonder why the system can’t conduct this process in a more humane way.
© Copyright of V Sunkmanitu 2012

Villayat ‘Wolf’ Sunkmanitu
Wolf Photography & SnowMoon Wolf
Not-For-Profit companies
Accredited member of the GNS Press Association – European News Agency.

Website: www.wolf-photography.com
Blogger: www.wolfphotograpy.blogspot.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wolf.Photographer
Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/wolf_photo

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/wolf19643

 

100 thoughts on “Three Poems by Wolf

  1. Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest authoring on other
    sites? I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would love to
    have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would appreciate your work.

    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  2. Thanks for another informative website. The place else may just I am getting
    that type of information written in such an ideal method?
    I have a undertaking that I am simply now running on,
    and I have been at the look out for such information.

  3. Hey there! Quick question that’s completely off
    topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I’m trying to find a template
    or plugin that might be able to fix this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Many thanks!

  4. You can certainly see your enthusiasm within the article you write.
    The sector hopes for even more passionate writers like
    you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.

    All the time follow your heart.

  5. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there. I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Appreciate it!

  6. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

  7. Link exchange is nothing else however it is only placing the other person’s website link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar in support of you.

  8. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I ave truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I all be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  9. Thanks for any other fantastic post. Where else may just anybody get that type of info in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such information.

  10. This website is commonly a walk-through you will find the facts it appropriate you relating to this and don at know who have to. Glimpse right here, and you can undoubtedly find out it.

  11. You have made some good points there. I looked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  12. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I ave really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I all be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  13. Usually I don at read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

  14. This awesome blog is no doubt educating additionally factual. I have found a lot of useful stuff out of this amazing blog. I ad love to return over and over again. Thanks a bunch!

  15. I simply could not depart your web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual information an individual provide for your guests? Is gonna be again frequently to inspect new posts

  16. I7zdcJ This very blog is obviously educating and besides amusing. I have found a lot of handy tips out of it. I ad love to go back again and again. Thanks a bunch!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>