Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina

24 HOURS FROM HELL TO HOME

“24 hours from hell to home” –
He said that line hit the nail
on the head.
He wrote to thank me for caring
and then he said
that it had been a long time
since he had thought of
the Vietnam War,
what he is now, and what he was before.

My poems took him back all those years
and caused some tears.

It was just a simple thank you
from an anonymous vet –
and though it warmed my heart,
it made me realize that
it isn’t over…
yet.