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Compassion
by Marty Kay

Friday, March 28, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Love conquers all


Compassion

For you my child,
born to besieged city
bathed in blood,

I bow my head.

Breathe deep,
oh, child of war,
my gift to you
this day,

the breath of life.

Draw hope, from
freedom's gasp
inhale,
for I
mere mortal man,

exhale humanity.

I bear no arms
against
the beauty
at my breast;

bask in my benevolence.

I cradle you,
treasured infant.
I, a surrogate,
mother
you;

rest, that I might bring you shelter.

Bring back my youth,
the child
beneath these
battered walls,

and not the prodigy of battle.

For bonded by
a blanket,
soaked and stained,
you and I,

our souls are still the same.

Courage or cowardice,
truth or lies,
wisdom or folly,
life or death;

war distorts.

God speed, my
little one.
I protect you;
glory, grace and virtue,
personified through
child and man.

Today, my precious ragged urchin,
you will live.
Compassion for the child
has conquered all.
The tragedy of life that brought us here,
Pales beneath the guiding
hand of God.

And this my innocent of war is victory.

You live, life lasts, war ends, time moves on.

 

 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/6/2008
My heart squeezed by the depth of love in these lines ... so beautiful, so powerful, so sad. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/23/2008
this poem reaches the core
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/1/2008
WOw, this is so powerful, so powerful. I've seen this photo before and you really gave it words. Excellent work.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/31/2008
Superbly done... just beautifully stated words to serve as a caption to a photo of humanity.

Cryssa
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 3/29/2008
You have brought tears to my eyes with this. Your writing touches the heart.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/28/2008
Oh my,well done,so sad..stay safe and well...Hugs
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/28/2008
What an emotionial photo, and what an exquisite poem you have written to immortalize the image! So glad you joined us here in A.D. Will be reading your other entries, so please add more...

Micke Jinks
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/28/2008
Of a true American soldier, who he is, and what he likes to do, and be! It is hard to write a poem that would even come close to the poignancy this picture expresses, but you certainly came close, Bless you! Jasmin Horst



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