Commissioning

 

COMMISSIONING
(a double shadorma)

One by one
they arrived: Moms and
Dads; brothers
and sisters;
friends and family gathered
to say their goodbyes.

One by one
they marched from the room:
brave soldiers,
ready to
serve with pride. We let them go…
from sight, but not thoughts.

2012-11-20
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by
Poetic Asides PAD Challenge prompt #20:
“Gathering / Letting Go.”
and posted as Day #17 for the “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2012” challenge.

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