Charles J. Ingerson

CHILDREN

Children (Photograph by Mark Palmer)
Pastel rendition of Photograph by Mark Palmer
Small and fragile
always so to me
within wars ill
with spirits free.

Holding hands
with smiles fair
not with demands
just to now share.

Matters not place
Nam or Iraq or
just a happy face
is a child’s amore.

Author’s Note: This poem is dedicated to Mark Palmer and all of our forces serving throughout the world.