Poetry paints a striking portrait of war

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy energy forum draws large crowd The Energy Awareness Town Hall meeting Tuesday night at Troy University was the biggest town hall meeting of its kind… read more By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen “A soldier pining for love left behind, the first kill of a new recruit or the loud chattering of teeth in the cold,” he said.“Bone Fragments” is set in the trenches of the Deep South, in Iraq, in China and a dozen other places where wars have been fought. It’s sharply poignant and touched with sadness.“‘Bone Fragments” reflects the kaleidoscope of life at war, evoking the colors, sounds and sorrow of those in battle and those left behind,” Kamerer said.The poems are not of one war but of all wars and about all of those who have fought them: “I am only this: I am a mother’s son. I am a father’s daughter. I end lives. I save them. I build cities; I bomb them. I secure and I breach, storm beaches, build schools, I bleed and I staunch. My name is soldier.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Gabriel Gadfly is not a name that many people around Pike County will recognize.But the name Adam Kamerer will perk more than a few ears.Kamerer is a former member of the Southside Shufflers line dance group and those who enjoyed his shuffling will be interested to know that Adam Kamerer is Gabriel Gadfly.center_img Those lines from “My Name is Soldier,” the first entry in Kamerer’s anthology, is a dedication of sorts to all of those who have fought, bled and died for country.Kamerer is a student of history and now works at the Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo.His love of poetry goes back to his freshman year in high school and his fascination with words – both written and spoken. He has always found beauty in the way poetry ebbs and flows and in the way that it speaks in a language of its own.As a college student, Kamerer took courses in creative writing and “got serious” about poetry. He began to put his poems on his website.“I entered a contest sponsored by a veterans’ association in Oregon and my poem, ‘Beautiful Like’ won,” Kamerer said. “My publisher encouraged me to write a book and asked if I had anything that I was working on. I was working on war poems.”Kamerer’s chat book soon became a full collection of 50 poems, “Bone Fragments.”“Both of my grandfathers were in the military,” he said. “One grandfather served in the Army and Navy during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. ‘Bone Fragments’ is dedicated to my grandfathers and to all the men and women who have ever been drawn into the machinery of war.Kamerer’s poems are based on real life events and real life people. However, the poems don’t reference specific individuals.“Bone Fragments” is a blending of fiction and facts that chronicle of 150 years of combat in the hope that, “even if peace cannot ever be obtained, we can remember that it is a human thing.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next UpKamerer, a 2008 graduate of University of Montevallo, used Gabriel Gadfly as his pen name for his recently published anthology of wartime poetry titled, “Bone Fragments.”Gadfly/Kamerer’s poetry encompasses 150 years of conflict, from the War Between the States to the recent upheavals in the Middle East.Kamerer said his poetry attempts to seize the atmosphere of battle in the smallest of moments. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Poetry paints a striking portrait of war Published 10:50 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Articlelast_img read more