Christina A. Sharik

THE PURPLE HEART

If you were wounded
on my behalf
I hope one day you’ll
dance and laugh –

Even if it’s just within.
Please know I pray for you
on this journey
as you mend –

May God hold you
gently in His Hands
and guide you back
from hostile lands

And give you the Peace
you’ve suffered for…
May you rest… and sleep
free of dreams of War.