My Angel

August 21, 2010
By bookwormchick BRONZE, Wauconda, Illinois
bookwormchick BRONZE, Wauconda, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon, if you miss you'll land among the stars." -Unknown

Memories flit by,
As cherry blossoms fall slowly,
tears slide down my cheek.

My fallen angel,
Artist turned soldier,
Our joy was taken.

To fields of dark war,
Where your wings have been taken,
Weighed down by the sword.

Duty to country?
Duty to me, to yourself?
Duty to your art?

Tears slide down my cheek,
As cherry blossoms fall slowly,
I hear footsteps near.

My head turns around,
Eyes widen in shock and joy,
My angel is home.

The author's comments:
i wanted to do a series of haikus to tell a story. I tried to sort of give the image of a young woman who is married to an artist who gets called to war, and what she's thinking.

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cmaday said...
on Sep. 19 2010 at 6:31 pm
Oh Rose. Makes me think of my soldier boy...Dustin. He's off to Afghan (again!) in December. I see your theme, but it also took my breath away as a mother of a soldier.


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