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Greetings and welcome to Poets on Display during National Poetry Month/Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. I’m doing a poetry theme, so each day this month I’ll be featuring poets from the book Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology, which was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 Colorado Book Awards in the anthology category (information about the awards can be found by Clicking Here).



It’s an honor for me to continue to share the work of those who contributed to Northern Colorado Writers first poetry anthology and to have this work selected as an award finalist. The poets included are a shining example of the talent found in Northern Colorado Writers, LLC.

The poem posted below is not from the anthology. This way you get a wider read of each poet’s work. It’s been a challenge to get the poems to fit the letter theme, but I think I’ve worked it out. I  hope you enjoy what you read here.

Today’s letter:    M

Today’s Poem:  Missing In Action by June Clymer

Missing In Action

The doorbell rang one frosty morn

and at the door they stood

informing me my love, my hero

was unable to come home

they called it missing in action

but all I heard was “gone”

they looked for him and couldn’t find

a trace of where he went

the search did scan a dead-end trail

it communicates defeat.


The doorbell rang one summer’s eve

and at the door they stood

informing me my love, my soldier

a prisoner of war

how many years must I wait

until they set him free

little food and daily threats

how much can he endure

I pray for him upon my knees

his burden now I share.


The doorbell rang one winter’s day

and at the door He stood

my loving warrior had returned

humbleness deep within

he sat with me and told a story

of when they set him free

how in exchange he gave his socks

to a soldier that stood guard

he let my hero walk away

and now I hold him in my arms.

June’s Bio:

June M. Clymer is a writer of poetry and children’s picture books. She holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts and is also a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Three of her poems have been published in the book Combat Trauma: The Spousal Response to PTSD. She is the author of A Journey to Publication and Beyond.

Note: On May 1, 2017 I’ll be drawing one winner to receive a copy of Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology. Each day you visit and leave a comment, you’ll earn one entry for the drawing. (Only one entry per day can be earned, regardless of number of visits/comments) That’s a potential of 30 entries for the drawing! Winner to be announced on this blog on May 1, 2017.

Click Here to purchase Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology