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THE SILENT SOLDIER

Alone and in the gloom of an nightmare watched by the world…
he seeks
a mission of the highest order…

Gallantry and kindness guiding his precious heart…

Waters have taken12 kids captive who wait for rescue on the edge
of doom…

It can’t work,
so many say
but the silent soldier is one who volunteers to do whatever he is
called to do…

But in a unique hell
in this flooded place deep beneath the earth
he attempts to provide
Oxygen to his comrades
And to the trapped boys…

But in doing so…
He loses his OWN…

The silent soldier….
dies…

His face as handsome as his good heart…
They attempt to revive him…
but
he
is
gone
GONE
forever…

Miracles follow his passing…

Other heroes seemingly spurred on in his name
fight through unimaginable perils and odds as they rescue
12 lonesome boys…

The story of 2018…
The kids, the heroes, the coach of their football team…
Every one of them liberated in a miracle that seemingly cannot
be…

The beauty of youth restored and those young boys
will experience a life so close to having been
extinguished…

“Hooyah! “ Thailand’s Navy Seals cry!

Success!
Mission impossible
Mission achieved…

As the boys now begin their journey
Towards being men…

I believe
They are watched over
Guided by the light
of an unseen world

For the silent soldier
Is
Forever
More…

RIP 2018
Saman Gunan
Died 6 July, 2018
Tham Luang Cave
Mesai, Thailand

(jeffreyjames-8/18)

T:IME

Time passes… things change…

Hong Kong’s neon…
now all but over…

The city of my youth
of light and fantasy…

of a boy just turned 20 who
was so excited by his flight
bank —— plunge —-
between the buildings
to the old
Kai Tak airport…

Believe it, believe it or not
but you could see the people
watching television from the window.

Kowllon at 4am and I could
not sleep dressed and walked through
the streets of Bladerunner to find
the harbourside at dawn and the first
crossings of the Star ferry as the sea of
light gave way to a new dawn reflecting
on the buildings windows raising from the
mountains across that harbour.

Its Peak…
and the lords of time…
lording over the enchanting
city ofClavellls
tapestry of Taipan’s and
and of nobel houses…

I was – you see – in love
like a boy who loves a girl
or a boy…

So many years later…
there are still Lords but
they come from a different place…
but the towers continue to touch the
clouds…

The city and its people
traded gloss for chic
understated

Colour is out
Black is in…

Wear shorts and a t-shirt
but from Armani
and be sure
you look
like
you
don’t
care…

Everyone is still an investment banker…
and they still sip champagne in some of the world’s
coolest bars…

AS for the rest

the others…

Well…
they used to live in a sea of Neon…

But the lights
slowly
dimmed.

Jeffrey 2018 Hong kong

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