John-Ward Leighton CD


John-Ward Leighton CD: Razor Wire Heart
Photo ©Copyright 2012 by John-Ward Leighton CD

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing
Awarded: October 12, 2012
what can you say
to a friend facing their final exit
when they are in pain
and your very existence in good health
mocks them?

is your visit a macabre curiosity
or a duty to your conscience
to be a fiend willing to
emotionally ease
the pain of that final journey?

my thoughts are with him
and wish that fate had not
dealt him these terrible cards
but I realize that
in his sea of pain my regard means little

that final trip across the river of life
must be faced alone
and the landing on the other side
is unknown
to all of us

reality is that terror of the unknown
for all of us
and taunts us all
with a wicked smile and a
razor wire heart