Linda M. Graham (nee Luther)

COST

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: November 15, 2003
Awarded: November 15, 2003
She sits alone with memories
with a folded flag upon her lap.
Her true love was a pilot
who went down in the sands of Iraq.

He stares for hours out his window
instead of playing with his friends.
His Daddy was a proud soldier
who fought bravely to the end.

What do we pay for freedom?
Who can tell them what it cost?
Their lives are changed forever.
Someone will always mourn their loss.

We pray for our tomorrows
Some look back on yesterday.
We pay the price for freedom.
It has always been this way.

Submitted for the November 2003 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Cost