Faye Sizemore

THE VETERAN’S WIFE

Bound by chains
and bound by choice
Unable to walk away
as the links are each one
… forged by love
in the foundry
of everyday life
strong… even stronger
than any bits of steel
By love I am bound
and honor it… I will…
though it is lonely through
the trips of guilt
and soul searching you spend
looking for an answer…
looking forevermore
to a question long ago
that was born of war…

Submitted for the November 2004 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Vinculum