Thurman P. Woodfork

CLOSURE

Thurman P. Woodfork: Closure

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: October 7, 2003
Awarded: October 7, 2003
Once again from the embattled past,
More brothers have been returned at last,
Recovered from their foreign beds,
To rest in honor at home instead.

So many more still remain behind;
Though yet alive in loving minds,
They remain lost to the yearning arms,
Of those who wish they’d returned unharmed.

Since that desire can never be,
God grant this Nation will finally see,
On some soon, long-awaited day,
Her last ‘Nam son come home to stay.

So many offered all there was to give,
Still, families pray that some yet live.
If they do, God sustain those men,
And please, for us all, let it come to an end.