Army Mom’s Safe Haven

PRECEDED IN DEATH

In the paper today,
I read a notice about a woman
who had passed away.
As I read a little farther on,
it said she was preceded in death
by a son
who had died in Vietnam.

I thought:
how sad to have outlived
your child by 30 years.
But now, they will be reunited
in that wonderful Temple of Tears
that washes away all sense of Time
and reunites with Love sublime.

God speed to her
as her new journey begins -
she will be greeted by one of his grins
and to her, he will seem just the same.
He will say "Mother",
when she whispers
his name.

She is gone,
but he has cleared her way -
He has walked Point for her
until today.

©Copyright October 23, 1998 by Christina