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Hand of God
by Marty Kay
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Children of war

Hand of God 

Then there you were.

Calling through the din of war,
you beckoned,
and I obeyed.

I make amends.

The muzzle of my gun
I mask my military might
and squat to greet
your greatness.

Give me your hand.

For I
am more than war.
A mother;
my name is Mary.

Call me Mother Mary.

and I will write
my name
upon your innocence.


Do not let
the coldness of your
reflect your heart.

My alter ego.

In the desert dunes
you clench your childish
to fight a world
that wearies you.

I am not your enemy.

The first casualty of war
is truth.
Fraught with fear,
you fumble for a friend.

Let me in.

I too,
curse this war
that brings us
both to tears.

In the silence of a moment shared,

we both
stand on
Ground Zero.

Lost within my dreams.

Snatching sleep
in shelters,
I no longer know
what I set out
to save.

Your fingers tremble.

A barren wind
blows above your head.
But this my child
is certain.

After all wars there is peace.

And today
my child?


Mother Mary
The Hand of God



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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Daughter. Sister. Niece. Cousin of Veterans. A USAF Veteran myself. Thank you for honoring their sacrifice with compassion and dignity: I salute you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by John Domino
This is a GREAT tribute to our troops.

I pray for your success.
Visit my website

Yours in Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Very sentimental write. Saw a soldier at granddaughter's grad and wanted to go up to him and say Thanks for servicing our country. Was too emotional to do so though, but I thank all soldiers that are at war and in the service from the bottom of my heart. Prayers go with them every evening.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Inspirational, touching, sensitive. Beautiful.
Reviewed by John Leko sensitive honest pen...your poetry of hope...holds out...the hand of one...touching God...and us with inspiration.
...this is beautiful poetry Marty...
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
I commend you for the ability to look at a photo and absorb so much humanity from it. This, as your others, is a marvelous, emotional poem that pierces the heart. Again I say, glad you are sharing your talent with us here at A.D.!!


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Your photograph speaks volumes by itself. Your words are very inspirational, well said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Your poetry is amazing. The depth expressed is something to savor. And the picture...your words did it justice and then some. Wow! They both took my breath away!

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