Linda Ori

Rookie - 169 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

A Parent's Lament - Poem by Linda Ori

Precious life
bled out on the battlefield -
naked, bleeding souls revealed
and in the name of peace;

Children lost,
never to be found again,
matters not, for none will win
the ravages of war;

Neither side
will find the solace in their loss,
they say their prayers and kiss the cross,
But nothing can be saved;

Brave the child
who sacrificed his life for peace,
who willingly did sign the lease
oblivious to fear;

Yet, all that's left
to fill the void within our hearts,
a flag to prove they played their parts
heroically and well;

Life goes on,
and still the grief flows raw and deep,
the nights drag on devoid of sleep,
for nothing cures the pain;

Precious life,
imagine how it could have been,
if death was not an option when
the world lay in their hands;

Parents cry,
for senseless wars will e'er be fought,
freedom's peace cannot be bought -
our children soldier on.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Of course we are proud of our men and women serving in the armed forces. That said, there is also the flip-side of the coin, the sadness of those who've lost children to war.

Comments about A Parent's Lament by Linda Ori

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/14/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    I tink kids lost to war is an irreplaceable loss. So sad if kids r urgd to fight to d kill endangerin themselves. Great how u wish 'dat if death werent an option' yeah i wish along with u. A splendid swell poem u wrote for parents of soldiers. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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