“The War”

She looked at him
trembling, shaking,
tears streaming
down her face
and sang
“Don’t….
You….
Ever….
Leave Me…..
Alone…”

but then she
left him.

Alone.

I looked at him,
at my trembling, shaking inner self,
wiped the tears streaming
down the abandoned boy’s face
and sang
“I’m here now, Child…
and I…
Will…
Never…
Leave You….
Alone.”

and suddenly
my War
was over.

——-

© Charlie Young, 2021.

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