Faye Sizemore

COMPASSION

As I read your words tonight…
the feelings come so alive…
My friend… it is a losing fight…
Tears that will not stop… begin to flow
… Pain and grief in my heart
… does start to grow
even though … of it … I had no part…
… a sinking hopeless feeling… deep inside…
Are these your fears and grief… come to bide
In my mind… I hear your hopeless sighs…
in the mirror… I see… your tears… running… from my eyes

Author’s Note: For Lou J. Klaiber and David R. Alexander, Vietnam Veterans, War Poets, and my friends