This is my submission for the #cees_war_prompt challenge on my other account. This challenge had a 20 line maximum and a required phrase prompt, which was "as I wage a war of one, my armaments can't fail me now." Thank you for reading!
THE WARRIOR by Carolyn Glackin I stand suited up and ready I've forged these nerves of steel My mind is clear and focused For now's the time to heal
I know my course of action And I'll execute this plan I'm on a recon mission To save each woman, child, and man
There'll be no epic battle I'll send out a white dove To let all know for certain I'll win this war with love
But as I prepare to head out An awareness dawns on me If I want to save mankind I should start by saving me
So I stand here at the ready As I wage a war of one And my armaments can't fail me now Lo! The healing hath begun! Copyright Carolyn Glackin 12/13/2019
This piece was written as a work of fiction back in July of 2018 when my husband and sons returned home from a weekend getaway. Today I repost it in my youngest son's honor because he truly has been away at war, lost somewhere deep within himself, and I'm both proud and happy to announce that he returned home safely to us this past Sunday (both literally and figuratively), and is faring far better than expected. His recent victory gives new meaning to this poem knowing how hard he fought to get back to us, and this Thanksgiving season in particular, I couldn't possibly be more grateful than I am today not only for that, but also for all of you and your heartfelt prayers and words of encouragement. 'Thanks' is simply not enough, but I do thank each of you from the bottom of my heart; and from my home to yours, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. God bless. ♥️
HOME by Carolyn Glackin The cavalry is home again And mother is so pleased The good Lord kept them Safe from harm In the face of enemies And oh they are a winsome lot The most handsome one, her man With eyes of blue and heart of gold And skin once fair, now tan For he hath toiled The whole day through Beneath the scorching sun Not resting for a moment Until the war was won And every time he goes away He brings her heart along And the time apart Reminds these two That their love is pure and strong Oh the cavalry is home again And mother is overcome She weeps with tears of gladness As she looks upon her sons Long gone now Are the babes they were And in their place stand men She only hopes they truly know How proud she is of them She offers prayers of gratitude That the good Lord spared each one And begs peace upon this noble earth Let the time of war be done! Oh mother dear Set your fears aside Your men are in your sight And revel in glad tidings For the cavalry's home tonight. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 7/8/2018.
Of all the things I could remember I remember those hundreds of lies you didn't tell me All those promises I wished for But you didn't make any 'coz you didn't want to lie
I wanted you to say "I'll love you more everyday " But you wouldn't say 'coz you couldn't lie to me you said You said and I quote "This is life and not first stage of love" Damn that hurt But it's okay for you didn't lie
I wanted you to say that You'd change, for me, for good But you didn't, cuz you don't want to make false promises But boy, “I'll try" would do I thought to myself