Army Mom’s Safe Haven

ELIZABETH BAUER

VISIONS

There have been times when I have looked at life
from out the eyes of sorrow, and have felt
the utter loneliness of late night vigils.
There have been times when I have wept hot tears
and tasted of their salt.
And drunk the dregs of sadness to the end.
There have been times - and then another's heartache
so deep and rending as to mock my own,
has cut, flame-like, across my blurring vision
dwarfing my paltry tragedies to nought.

Written by Elizabeth Bauer