Faye Sizemore

THE UNIFORM

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: January 24, 2004
Awarded: January 24, 2004
She cleans the closet as she does each spring
putting away this and that… every winter thing
In the back hangs a military uniform…
with a plastic covering it is adorned
Her heart quickens a few quick beats
as always when this her eyes meets
A long time ago he proudly wore it… just so
Times of parting… and longing
hoping… praying and yearning
come pushing back the years
breathing deep… she fights tears
after all these many… many years
The feelings still remain the same
though others are off to play the game
She prays they will come home again
because she knows the treasure… so very dear…
her answered prayer that was returned to her here