Faye Sizemore

THE PARTING

Linda and Robert
This photograph of proud mother, Linda, and her son, Robert, a proud US Marine, was taken in May 2007 when Robert arrived home on his 1st leave from his tour of duty in IRAQ. This picture is priceless. (Photo with thanks to Linda’s friend, Ruby Alexandra Beloz: May 9, 2007. Used with permission)
He… in his uniform
and she…
proud…
yet so forlorn…

Clinging together
… for one more moment
Two… sharing
their hearts content

He kissed her gently
and whispered…
“I love you”
so intently

“You will pray for me
…I know…”
and then he left
to go

He… gone to the sands…
where the blood
and the oil
still flow…

She… staying
where her prayers
and fears
daily grow…