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On The Brink Of War
by Rosalyn R Smith

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Let's keep our troops in prayer, and please pass it on because prayer goes along way when it's coming from the heart.

on a land afar,
when the back and front doors
slam, closed, right before the
streets quiet themselves calm
and the stir of peace is
a silence no one knows,
just hold on, a minute more,
if you can

on the brink of war,
silence stir’s,
wondering what will tomorrow

every minute is not
just another minute,
it’s a minute more,
so wait a minute more,
peace is what we bring

the reporter’s, report,
hoping that the next message
coming through will be the
ending of a short beginning, but,
the writing is stated clearly
on the wall and our soldier’s
are positioned right, telling us,
we are now on the brink of war

coming up,
the sun shines
tomorrow’s struggles,
and the day's drag long,
and home as we last remembered,
seems so far

today’s memories left,
are the thoughts
we wonder if and what
tomorrow will bring

and for a chance to
disturb yesterday with
tomorrow’s promise,
then today, I’d add
the promise
of no destruction

and tomorrow,
I’m not quite sure
if you can keep
those kinds of promises,
but, I know this day,
called today,
is on the brink of war,
so promise me,
if you can,
that my heart won’t be broken
with the hearts you’ve taken,
leaving me for the first time
to question my destiny,
will it be without or
will it go forth and sustain

and, if you can, promise me
that the hard working
hands and feet missing,
will return with the
same hands and feet
they left with,
promise me, if you can,
for all of this,
you’ll work twice as hard
for their safe return

and, for all of those promises
you can’t keep,
I’ll let my father
be the one to answer
because his word is sufficient
and it's all
that I can handle

so,pray, and pray faithfully
for our troops,
if we are to be, and
don’t stop praying for today
as the night light of night
waits for the sunrise
to shine tomorrow’s light

we can get through this together,
let a prayer catch on,
if you can,
and pray our troops a safe return home,
if you can

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 11/12/2008
Just a day after Veteran's day I read this poem in 08. I prayed for them last night in my prayers too. You are so correct, we must wait it out, pray for their safe return and pray we are doing the right thing by even sending them over there and losing so many by injuries or death. I feel so sorry for the families who have lost a loved one through this terrible thing so called almost war.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/14/2003
*tears* and prayers...well done...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/20/2003
I pray we are victorious.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/20/2003
Excellent the messages here...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/19/2003
Nice work.

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