At The Bedside

by | Oct 11, 2010 | Poetry | 0 comments

He died in clean white sheets
And a folded corner bedspread
Not on a stretcher bound.

He died in a loved ones arms
And a mother’s tear on his cheek
Not in a medic’s frantic hands.

He died in a peaceful room
And a breeze from the window
Not in the gritty desert lands.

He died in a scent of flowers
And a comb put through his hair
Not on a dishevelled ground.

Battlefield or bedside, it is still death
The death of a soldier, a father, a son
A husband, a brother, a person; someone.


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