Army Mom’s Safe Haven


I write these poems because they were
my friends, and could have been my brothers
I could have been the 'nam nurse or the dollie
you could have been their fathers or their mothers.
People say it's over now -
it's been over 30 years.
I'm aware of the passage of time
and the duration of War's tears.
War never ends.
Ask the Veteran's children
ask his wife, his friends...
I cry when I hear their dreams
I write when I share their sorrow...
I wrote this poem today
I'll write another tomorrow.
Remember our brave men and women -
remember the Past,
and never forget that
Peace doesn't last.

©Copyright 1999 by Christina