One Last Kiss - Poem by Leslie Alexis
The song of bullets is in the air
It triggers fright both far and near
Man, woman and child hit the ground
All because of that rat-tat-tat sound
The animals flee the flying steel
The aura of war becoming real
As more bombs whistle each day
Children have forgotten how to play
“Mommy, mommy” he said as he cried
“Where is daddy? ” She said “he died.”
The scrapnel gave him a fatal wound,
He tried to escape but ended tombed
“Mommy, mommy” will I too die?
Just then a bullet caught her in the eye,
Falling she cried out, son, let me tell you this,
“I love you” then she gave him once last kiss.
“Mommy, mommy, please… answer me,
Wake up mommy, wake up, answer me.”
He sat by her body from that day,
Right there he was when he passed away
“Mommy mommy I never understood,
Why man does bad when he could do good.
I love you mommy. Let me tell you this”
He died giving his mommy one last kiss.
Copyright © 2010 Leslie Alexis
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