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From Early Morn To Dark Of Night

Story ID:545
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Manhattan KS USA
Year:2004
Person:Every Soldier
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From Early Morn To Dark Of Night

I wake at dawn’s light
and rise to greet the day,
while war rages in Iraq!

Curtains flutter at my window.
Birds trill a morning song,
while war rages in Iraq!

I shower and dress for the day,
make my bed and tidy up,
while war rages in Iraq!

I watch the TV news and
read the papers with intent,
while war rages in Iraq!

Off to the grocery store,
chatting with friends,
while war rages in Iraq!

Meetings to attend, books to return,
letters to write and mail to read,
while war rages in Iraq!

There is dinner to cook, and
family news to exchange,
while war rages in Iraq!

TV and a book on my lap
at ten I climb into bed,
while war rages in Iraq!

I whisper prayers for our troops,
and a tear slides from my eye,
while war still rages in Iraq!

Note: This poem won an Honorable Mention in a poetry contest sponsored by 2TheHeart.com