Charles J. Ingerson


Charles J. Ingerson: My Reason
A U.S. soldier plays the oud for some Iraqi children
Emotions wrought
filling my being
tears then caught
deep within freeing.

Words can’t explain
love understanding
my soul open lain
in a land of sand.

Each memory clear
my child and bride
my reasons dear
nothing could hide.

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