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After the Battle of Berlin is the fifth of the ten poems I have written. They were all written for a class at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, from which I should graduate in December. As a middle aged women and mother of a son, I was struck by how young our soldiers in Iraq are and how young they are in all wars. The story the poem is based on is about a 20-year-old in WWII. Soldiers are faced with decisions and choices that no one should have to face and that are particularly difficult for people new to being on their own.
Winning Entry: After the Battle of Berlin
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2005, Finalist