Christina A. Sharik


… Sunset over this wild and lovely place
highlights the Virgin’s brooding face,
and reassures the occupants within
that they are safe for the night, again ~~

… rolls of wire, sharp and bright
remind the soldiers in the night
that the world outside is cruel and mean
notwithstanding the sunset scene……

The Virgin Beauty is bound, and scarred,
her face and soul with craters marred;
she will live through it, and heal sometime
and become, once again, the Beauty Sublime.

Author’s Note: For Thurman P. “Woody” Woodfork, Trang Sup SVN

Trang Sup, SVN ~ Photograph ©Copyright by David Honey
Trang Sup, SVN ~ Photograph ©Copyright by David Honey