Saturday, January 11, 2014


She stood there in silence
peace and quiet.
She thought about why
her life was this way.
Did she choose this or was this to happen?
The children had left
and she awaited their arrival,
To welcome them with news
not so dear, not so sweet.
What was she to answer,
to the question they ask everyday,
about their fathers' return?
If she were to say 'soon', as always
she would be lying today.
There was going to be no return,
he had reached where he came from.
Was the country more important to him than her?
She never asked him, she never could.
But today she questioned....
The truth however, is that,
she did choose this and this was meant to happen....


  1. The other side of the story, so beautifully rendered. Found myself recollecting Tennyson's "Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead."

    Great work :)

  2. Excellent..a true reflection of inner feelings..

  3. Thank you so much :) Means a lot :)