Faye Sizemore

WHY DO I CRY?

A soldier has fallen somewhere
A soldier somewhere has given all

It wasn’t my father
Or my brother
Not my nephew or husband
But it was someone’s

And I cry because
I could have been
that someone
And I cry for that someone
that my tears allow me to become

If only it lessened their pain
but tears have no gain
And the way of the ages
Seems not to change