Army Mom’s Safe Haven

THE FORCE OF THE BLOW

She sat up, so cold,
startled out of deep sleep;
with her heart beating wildly,
she wanted to weep.
Something was wrong ~
she knew it was so.
and
far, far away,
her only son staggered ~
Time started to slow;
he was stunned by the force of
the bullet's cruel blow.

"Mother!" he sighed, as he
fell to the ground...
and soon he was wrapped in
a blanket of snow ~
a muffler of white that
hushed all the sound...
They came then and said:
We've sad news; he is dead ~
but she knew it was true
before it was said.

©Copyright January 21, 2000 by Christina