Faye Sizemore

SEASONED

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: November 2, 2004
Awarded: November 2, 2004
I have seen the wind
in the tallest trees
that stand
blowing with a force
that chases summer
from the land
I have seen the snow
of too many winters
come and go
I have felt the rain
washing away the heat
of summers flame…
have seen young men grow
become good soldiers
and to wars go
… I have heard
their cries…
these young men
with old eyes
May it be the reason
for war is that
it is just a season
Just an interlude
… so very rude
that brings death
upon its wings
If so… there lies hope
in peaceful springs