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Published:October 6th, 2009 14:16 EST
Life`s Passing Moments

Life`s Passing Moments

By Ed Roberts

She stood there

For just a moment

Flashes of the past filled each tear

The morning sickness

That seemed to last most of the day

For the first three months

The twelve hours of labor

Her screaming at each growing pain

Praying everything would be ok

The hours she spent afterward

Just holding him in her arms

Thanking God

That he was healthy

The four o`clock feedings

His first step

His first day at school

His first date

The day he graduated high school

Everything went by so fast

A blur to most

So many memories

So many teardrops now falling at her feet

 

Yes

She stood there

Actually for several moments

Quietly bent down

And placed a gentle kiss upon his cheek

And slowly stepped away

As they closed the lid of the casket

That held the body of her only son

 

They carefully folded the flag

In silence

Stepped forward

And handed it to her with a tear-filled salute

 

Many would say we each should feel the death of a soldier

They should be so much more than just a name on a report

But today

She lost her son

And there were no more words to offer

To replace the hole that was left

In her heart

Every day, every hour, every moment

A mother always remembers

 

Ed Roberts 10/04/09

 

Dedicated to those who truly understand the meaning of sacrifice and those who put their very lives on the line each day to protect our freedom.