War and History Poetry posted October 2, 2017 Chapters:  ...41 42 -43- 44... 


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A chapter in the book My Reminders of LIfe 3

He Prayed

by Barb Hensongispsaca

'In mem'ry of my fiance
who left his mark along the way.
His faith had always brought him through
all trials before him ... old or new.'

This is in memory of my fiance,
who was in simple prayer everyday.
No matter what,
no matter when,
prayer always saw him through.

He would write me in prayer.
He knew I would understand.
Prayers kept him going,
through bullets,
through shells,
through death.

He would pray to God all the time.
He knew He would understand.
He had been there,
in His battle,
in His faith,
in His death.

One letter I read at a parade
that he had written to me.
It told of faith,
it told of prayers,
it told of a troop of soldiers
praying everyday with him.

They did not ask for a win,
or a quick death of their enemy ...
but that God look over them,
in their prayers,
in their decisions,
in their death.

They asked that people would
still love them,
still understand them,
still welcome them home.
That what they were fighting for
was right.

They asked that God
would understand
why they were there,
and that He would
forgive them for what they
had to do.

He looked on the face of death
after he pulled the trigger,
and prayed as he did,
for his soul,
for his enemy's soul,
for our souls.

Vietnam was hard and long -
the death toll of the innocent
was high and yet
it was a skirmish...
not recognized as a war ...
a killing field.

This is in memory of my fiance,
who was in simple prayer everyday.
From the day he left
to the day he was returned
in a flag covered pine box.

'In mem'ry of my fiance
who left his mark along the way.
His faith had always brought him through
all trials before him ... old or new.'




Poets Choice 3 contest entry

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Stand for the flag, the anthem;
Kneel for the cross.

I say, don't kneel in front of me out of disrespect to our country, the flag, our anthem, or our losses and expect me to understand.
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