YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME
It wouldn’t have made a difference
who took charge, their rank or name
you were brothers fighting side by side
not looking to point the blame.
I think if I were a fallen brother
who physically never made it home,
I would feel at home in your hearts
and for that reason not died alone.
I doubt the faces, nightmares, and pain
for a Soldier will completely go away
until they are united on Heaven’s shore
one peaceful and healing day.
©Copyright July 7, 2002 by Eileen Breedlove
This poem was written in response to “Am I To Blame?” ~ ©Copyright July 2002 by
David R. Alexander