Lou J. Klaiber

THERE…
(Nam 1966)

In all the years
of living
Loving
Working
you were always
there

You

The year that was a lifetime
Year
Of war
and the many weapons remembering
those who died

… And now we sit together
again
and I ask you
again
‘Where did they go’?

You answer the same again
always the same

‘Into your heart old soldier’
‘They have gone into your heart’

But I am not there
Anymore…
Or am I?…
Always
and forever
there?

Some die in moments

For others
it takes a journey
down the dark roads
in the midnight
of restless dreams

A long journey
that ends
in the last breath of a lifetime

Wave tossed
and restless

Hurling the night
into the next restless
Day.