Faye Sizemore

THE NIGHT BEFORE… THE MORNING AFTER

… The Night Before

Awakened
by the drumming rain…
there will be no sleep
… it is plain
Southern summer nights
arouse memories
of distant fire fights
Too familiar are the sounds
that abound
when thunder and lightning
are around
Night time clashes
and old battle flashes
hot air and cold rain…
no gain and forever pain…

©Copyright July 15, 2005 by Faye Sizemore

… The Morning After

Last night I heard of death
and wars and opinions
in his famous Stallone style
When he gets agitated…
he just goes on and on for awhile
but for today…
the war is far away
He is out in the kitchen…
out there by choice…
cooking French toast
and singing Sinatra songs
in his best Dean Martin voice…

©Copyright July 16, 2005 by Faye Sizemore