Another Casualty, Another Life, Another Son

Around five oclock this morning I picked up my newspaper off the driveway.
Saw the headlines and cried because there was nothing more I could say.
I had to sit down on the porch before I could walk up to our front doorway.
The sad news about the casualties in the war had turned the clouds above gray.

Another soldier that we knew had died and he just happened to be a neighbor.
Six months ealier he had helped me with my yard as a heart warm favor.
Afterwards I had generously conversed with him over ice-cream of a lemon flavor.
He was proud to be a US soldier and his pride for his country did not wavor.

My tears soaked my pajama top with a moisture unlike any of the color red.
The heart beneath my rib cage ached with pain for someone’s son being dead.
He was a good young man and friend of my son so I knew the life he once lead.
And after another year and a half to a most beautiful woman he was to wed.

I can hear the cries from my view as two parents across from me grief.
The words from their mouth’s sound like they haven’t come to terms in disbelieve.
My lost last year brings me the exprience from one I know there is no relief.
And no matter how much time passes it will never end or seem like it was brief.

I have to go now and tremple on their yard as I must now pay my respects.
My slippers are heavy as I press down in anger to kill those innocent insects.
The red tear drops don’t make it easy but I must now clean my bifocal spects.
Another Casualty, another life, another son, it will go on forever as I suspect.

OSCARELIZONDO
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Another Casualty, Another Life, Another Son

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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It is very hard to grief the lost of a love one, but nothing like the inner feeling of a son at war.

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