Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

I share with you something special.

My friend reached out to me in hopes of not necessarily putting his demons to rest, but to honor his comrades who have been put to rest.

May God bless them. Thank you for your service. We won’t forget your sacrifice…

‘he won’t leave his men behind’

his pen dropped…
more destructive
than the shells
littering the landscape;
riddling his conscious

on their boots march footless
on, on cleaving the fog of war
lost the cadence;
not upon his ears

unseen he toils breathless
brothers’ weight upon shoulders

their sacrifice pinned in purple
held fast across his heart.


#whatpainsyouproject –
a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

3 thoughts on “he won’t leave his men behind

  1. tony hunt says:


  2. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much for reading!

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