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A Mother’s Lament In A War…

A war has broken out far away from me, yet as a mother, I worry. What if...?

I sit in my home.
In comfort.
With coffee.
And a movie.

A war has broken out so far from me.

It’s so cold here, yet comfortable.
The streets are safe.
And silent.
The skies are peaceful.
There is no thunder.
My flower garden is pretty.
The grass mowed.

A war has broken out so far from me.

I look at the fridge and the kitchen.
I see more than enough food for a month.
My stomach is full.
Our town is safe.

A war has broken out far from me.

But why do I see the name of my son in the list of causalities,
When he is just a baby and sleeping peacefully next to me?

A war has broken out far from me.

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