His Final Days

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is about a father who goes off to war, leaving behind his young son and pregnant wife.

Submitted: April 05, 2008

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A little boy sits and waits.
The door opens and he launches.
With tiny legs and arms
he attaches himself to the mans legs.
Screaming, crying and begging.
"Daddy please dont go! I promise I will be better.
I'll give you Teddy if you stay!"
The man reaches down with tear filled eyes,
picks up his son for the last time.
He gives his wife their last kiss
and caresses her swollen stomach,
a silent good-bye to a daughter that he will never meet.
He puts down his son and starts for the door.
Entering the car, he drives away
not once looking back at the family he will die for.

Thousands of miles away
the man prepares for his last day.
He opens his bags
taking out his few possesions
Inside he finds a stuffed bear and a note.
"Iluv udadie"
With tears in his eyes
he heads into the chaos of battle.
Silently praying his family will survive.


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