Charles J. Ingerson

OLD TANKS

Rusted in rows
whispers in wind
vanquished foes.

Tracks in place
whispers in rain
semblance of grace.

Turrets to see
whispers of pain
men to be free.

Numbers worn
whispers of stain
in war being born.

Old tanks found
whispers in wind
silence to sound.

Portion of tank brigade – First Armored Division
Portion of tank brigade – First Armored Division: U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo, Frank Tillman Collection, Prints and Photographs Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. 1/142-H.