This is a prose poem from my dissertation based on the format of Field Service Postcard that soldiers were issued with during WW1.
NOTHING is to be written that tells the truth. Feelings not required will be erased. If I say what I mean the post card will be destroyed.
I can’t tell you
quite unable to tell you.
I have been shot at
I am sickened
I have received your
My body follows at first opportunity
I have received no way out.
[Postage must be prepaid on any letter or post card addressed to the sender of this card.]
This really moved me- your style is so evocative. Thank you for sharing!
What a great idea, and it really works. Thanks.
How interesting, I have never read anything like this before but I agree with the previous comment it really does work! #prose4t
Thanks very much Tracey
This is so beautifully done – and what a really great idea too. Great piece xx Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x
Wow, I’ve never seen anything like this before, beautiful but kind of sad!
I loved this format! What a novel idea. It’s short but so powerful. Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce