Purple Heart

This Purple Heart is not enough
A life lost is painfully too much
A father – a husband what did he leave?
A son to fight a future war.
We live in a world with peace no more


 Final hours
In a land far away
Did he think of home that day?
A confused mind in the final state
Who will know that he was there?
In a uniform he was pride to wear


Moments before the lights go out
A final trip down memory lane
A life cut short, but who’s to blame?


 What’s beyond the sky above?
What’s beneath my feet below?
What religion has the answers?
Who am I to ask the questions?


 Right before the lights go out
On a table fighting for his life
Did he know that I was his wife?


 Who was the last person he saw?
A fellow soldier running to help?
A medic in uniform; without a smile?
A image of a cross hanging from the sky
A dark shadow of a person unknown
A long dark tunnel with no lights on


 12 shoes walking on wood
The sound is loud but I don’t hear
A US flag in my lap
A Purple Heart in my hand
When will war ever end?


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Trini_belle25   Trini_belle25 wrote
on 7/25/2013 8:51:28 PM
Excellent! This is a well written, emotionally engaging piece... Thanks for Sharing

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