- Still Waiting Sonby Aussie
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Son that never came home.
Still Waiting Son by Aussie
Mother's Day Poetry Contest contest entry

Pale sky heralds sunrise
Silently he closed the gate
Mother was sleeping, no surprise
Bum-fluff soldier couldn't wait

Teenager off to war; adventure soar
He knew she would try to stop him
He was only sixteen, maybe more
Gave his age as twenty-one another sin

Mother woke to a beautiful day
Her son was gone
Today was Mother's Day
At the gate she stood forlorn

Her only son, her beautiful young man
Alone she wept as she picked up his tie
Folded it neatly, that seemed a plan
A grave in Flanders - he would die

Every Mother's Day she would cry
For the son killed in dirty war
Every Mother's Day she would sigh
His spirit stood beside her door

She spoke to him everyday
Knew he was alive again
Silence from him today
Flowers in Flanders, bugle refrain

Author Notes
Mother's Day contest. Many women lost sons in battle. One can't imagine how they felt, especially on Mother's Day. We will remember them.


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