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A Fathers War Prayer
by stan n nassano
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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A Father’s War Prayer





I hope you slay them down

Many an enemy, my son

That they fall

Like drops of rain

In a summer storm



Does that make me bad

An evil person

A killer by proxy

I have no threat to life or limb

My only threat is a shattered heart

If any harm should come to you

My precious one



So I say, go forth

They are now my enemy

Cut them down

Not with glee or happiness

Rather, a cold calmness and resolve



Go forth, my son

Destiny calls

Your time is now

The choice

Not yours or mine

I hear the distant thunder

Of battle






s.nassano 01/07




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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/1/2008
You faced the delimma of many parents with your words, Stan; bold and hopeful. We should all keep our young men and women in our prayers...
~~ Micke
Reviewed by blue soplain 4/23/2008
this is a raw thing. ...
a terrible facet of love and terror combined. ..
and i echo axilea.. .such a gutted reality of what is deeper inside the fear. . .. and what you and he are willing to give. ..
> <
Reviewed by Axilea MU 4/23/2008
I wish no father would have to tell such things to his son...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/23/2008
Powerfully penned, Stan - indeed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Marissa Couchon 11/8/2007
Wow! This brought tears to my eyes. I have a son who, if he wasn't dsabled, would have gone to war too. The thought of that happenng terrifies me. I'm sure his is how I'd feel if he had been able to go. Nice, heartfelt poem, thak you for sharing . . . Marissa
Reviewed by Joseph Manzo 10/30/2007
Well spoken. You have a true grasp of your sonís mission. There is no evil in fighting evil. God walks the battle fields of war, and leads the good to battle the bad.

Reviewed by Jennave Coz 9/7/2007
Heart wrenching when choice is forced...My child goes there, and fights that same fight, while I bury my head in sand and pray for peace.Jen
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 7/20/2007
Wow! Stan, this is exactly what I told my son...(only in diffrent words) Superb write...Peace and Love, Peggy
Reviewed by Ed Coet 7/8/2007
Wow! Powerful and touching. Well done sir.
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 6/12/2007
This was so beautifully worded and expressed! It touched my heart and misted my eyes! You are truly an Angel Daddy and your children are blessed to have you! SC
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/9/2007
I love this sad but true Flowwwwww! of Heartfelt words spoken
Clearly and honestly! STan~!
May prayers lift him (that son or daughter) who fight with bravery in their souls!
You have a way with words!
This is so sad but reality in our day!
WArmest Blessings and WArmer HuGs, WArrior Spirit Lady PURPLE SheeeOOX
P.s. To know me (if you have the time- To really know my heart and soul) Go to #50 or so down, "MY MOM's Husband" BEWARE! tho' Blunt and full of honesty! and very straightforward and some time when you can, about #40 or so down, "The Name DAD Should be Love" and I have so many others and uplifting spiritual writes too~ YOu may like...
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/28/2007
Sad, beautiful poem

May God protect him and keep his family strong.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/14/2007
How sad to watch your children go to war. May God be with him.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/12/2007
Very sad
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/11/2007
A son marching off to battle, a father at home wondering. So sad, yet so very necessary. Interesting write.

Be safe,
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