Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina

BANISHED TO THE BUNKER

They talk about:
All the alienation,
the inner fear –
Does anyone really
know they’re here –
they wonder
if they’re mad.
How sad.

If I could wrap
my arms around
each one who
feels this way –
I’d think I had
accomplished
something
at the end of
any day

Someone said that
words are truth
but that’s not always so
and keeping silent
isn’t always
the better way
to go.

So what to do,
what to do –
just bunker in
and hide?
It’s not always safer
in the bunker –
Take my hand:
we’ll step outside.