Poetry

Dear Daddy,

Dear Daddy,

Can you tell me again
Where you had to go
Mommy tried to explain
But I really don't know

Two men came here
Just last night
One in blue
The other in white

Mommy went and
Opened the door
When she saw who it was
She fell to the floor

One said
"Ma'am I'm sorry...He's not coming back
He's been killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq."

She called out your name
And kept screaming "WHY!?"
Mommy is strong
So why did she cry?

She said that you fought for her
And fought for me
That you fought for our country
So we could be free

I need to know Daddy,
Are you there to stay?
Is Heaven really
That far away?

contributed by
Chiavelli Samantha