Never Again

She's standing near the flowers
where she stood with him before
his orders to leave came too soon
time with him she wished was more.

A dove arose from the shadows
seemingly looking at her as it flew by
the dove flew away and her love did too
this thought made her sad heart cry.

She prays the war is almost over
and her love will soon come home
until then she'll be strong and hope her
days of being alone will soon be gone.

Ralph L. Clark © 2005

Graphics © A. Buttigieg 2005