>The Orphan

28 Mar


Image:  Olena Shmahalo

There’s no umbrella now
to separate you
from eternity.

Meanwhile an army
marches behind you
in the rain.

Your friends are dead or dying.

You’re a survivor
with all the loneliness
of survivorship.

-Author Unknown


9 Responses to “>The Orphan”

  1. David Allen Waters March 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    >this pierces my heart…makes one wonder.

  2. The Empress March 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    >Your header photo with the stuffed bunny lying face down on the concrete is rather sad. But then after reading "The Orphan" I just want to come find you and give you a great big hug. Much love!!

  3. Oilfield Trash March 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    >That is beautiful.

  4. mice_aliling March 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    >I love this piece…the visual and the words come together. Where do you get them?

  5. Mynx March 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    >Ok, make me sad. You always make me feel strongly. I love and sometimes hate you for it.Hugs

  6. Pam Tucker March 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    >Both this image and the poem just break my heart…

  7. becca March 29, 2011 at 4:49 am #


  8. Lolamouse March 29, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    >okay, now I'm crying too.

  9. Christina Paul March 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    >You sound sad today…I hope you don't need an umbrella tomorrow 😉 Here is to you having a better day…

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