Faye Sizemore

A MOTHER’S PRAYER

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: October 22, 2004
Awarded: October 22, 2004
My sweet babe
has grown so fast
My little boy stands
a man… at last
The protection mother
can give has gone past
I look and I can see
how much he means to me
My son is a soldier
brave and strong
I have been proud
of him all along
I know these feelings
of despair are wrong
so God in your Heaven
make me… his mother
… brave and strong
Until he is safe
where he does belong
I am only his mother
… here below
I know my son
decided to go
With his brothers
… just so
Dear God… keep him
from all harms
until he is safe
inside my arms

Author’s Note… With Monica Murphy in mind