Casper College Veterans Club pay tribute to Veterans with Veteran poem from Yusef Komunyakaa

(Casper, Wyo.) - On November 11th, 2015 the Casper College Veterans Club read a unique poem written by poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. It was selected to honor vets by fellow Veteran and Casper College English Professor, Patrick Amelotte. Here at Oil City, we wanted to share the poem with Veterans and our community: *A Greenness Taller Than Gods* *When we stop,* *a green snake starts again* *through deep branches.* *Spiders mend webs we marched into.* *Monkeys jabber in flame trees,* *dancing on the limbs to make* *fire-colored petals fall. Torch birds* *burn through the dark-green day.* *The lieutenant puts on sunglasses* *& points to a X circled* *on his map. When will we learn* *to move like trees move?* *The point man raises his hand Wait!* *We’ve just crossed paths with VC,* *branches left quivering.* *The lieutenant’s right hand says what to do.* *We walk into a clearing that blinds.* *We move like a platoon of silhouettes* *balancing sledge hammers on our heads,* *unaware our shadows have untied* *from us, wandered off* *& gotten lost.* Enjoy and be sure to share with a Veteran, even a day late. Feature photo: Tim Kupsick / Pitchengine Communities #oilcity -- ::: *Jenna Mayer* Community Engagement at Pitchengine | Facebook | 307.222.1254 PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook