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Marty Kay

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Hand of God
by Marty Kay

Friday, March 28, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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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
muted,
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.

Come,
and I will write
my name
upon your innocence.

Please.

Do not let
the coldness of your
hand
reflect your heart.

My alter ego.

In the desert dunes
you clench your childish
fists
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?

Today,

Mother Mary
touched
The Hand of God

 

 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/6/2008
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 10/5/2008
This is a GREAT tribute to our troops.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!

I pray for your success.
Visit my website

Yours in Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/8/2008
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 3/29/2008
Inspirational, touching, sensitive. Beautiful.
Reviewed by John Leko 3/28/2008
...in sensitive honest pen...your poetry of hope...holds out...the hand of one...touching God...and us with inspiration.
...this is beautiful poetry Marty...
John
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/28/2008
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.!!

Micke

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/28/2008
Your photograph speaks volumes by itself. Your words are very inspirational, well said...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/28/2008
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!

Welcome to AD!
Cryssa



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