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Simple Words

Story ID:9370
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Manhattan KS USA
Year:2013
Person:Military Family
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Simple Words

Walking through a
parking lot one
night at dusk,

a bumper sticker
stopped my steps,
touched my heart,

made my breath catch.
A lump in my throat
left me mute.

Only three simple words
on the yellow military
ribbon magnet--

Keep Daddy safe.