They were tortured and kept in solitary. But to communicate with each other, to stay of sound mind, they tapped out messages, including poems.
If they were caught, and they were, they were severely punished.
But they tapped out messages, jokes, intel, and poems, anyway.
Upon his release, Borling immediately recorded his poems to a cassette deck which he’d never seen or heard of before. It was invented while he was in prison.
He talks to FoxNews Gretchen in this video.
I’m inspired and convicted by this. The General tapped out poems by a code and memorized them, keeping them in his head until he could speak them into a recorder. All while being in extreme heat, dastardly cold, hungry, ill-treated and living in squaller, missing his wife and daughter.
I have luxury at my fingertips and I am tempted to complain.
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Rachel Hauck writes prose because she considers poetry a challenge though she has penned a verse or two in her day. She believes all writing should be edifying. Say a prayer for Richard Moore. Her next book, Once Upon A Prince, earned a Starred Review from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. Visit her web site at www.rachelhauck.com
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