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God Heard Him Pray

She thought she’d be alone,
when her son went to war to defend his home,
but that day he returned from active duty,
as he knew he would,
she ran toward her son as fast as she could,
her breath coming in gasps,
from excitement as much as exertion,
years waiting,
while the war was debating,
she prayed for her son,
every night until her mind went numb,
the reports came,
the situation insane,
he was fighting in such hostility,
bombing this city, that city,
deep down, and miles away,
she could feel his pity,
but through all that razor-edged day,
God heard him pray,
and he returned home,
God wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  1. Date: 4/21/2009 6:15:00 AM
    a beautiful write God hears our prayers and I am glad to hear of his saftey, thanks for you kind comments, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 7:15:00 PM
    Thank God he returned home, Frank. I was captivated by this incredible story. My best friend's son is on his third tour of duty in the Mideast, this time in Afghanistan. Poor boy is cursed because he learned to fly a helicopter performing search and rescue missions on Mt. Washington. Each night we pray he will return again. My heart goes out to all families who have to suffer such anxiety. Awesome work!

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:20:00 AM
    Excellent poetry Frank.Thanks for your kind words.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 10:38:00 AM
    Wars have no happy ending ... but the human story ever will ... because of faith, good write, Frank

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 11:56:00 AM
    i love this one dear friend,i hate wars and people in power who wont stop them,sad one cos war bring only sadness and cries,but with a happy ending,im glad to have a happy ending from you,it touched my heart,i mean it-charma---

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 9:19:00 AM
    You did this one very well Frank..thanks for the early morning comments.

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 7:13:00 AM
    My youngest son watched an army commercial recently then looked at me and questioned,,,mom how could anybody not think that would be fun. Sweet dumb innocent kids, God may they all come home.

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 7:01:00 AM
    Thank God for bringing him home safely. Its heartbreaking for those who has lost loved ones in the wars. God Bless. Leon

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 6:30:00 AM
    So many could relate to the heart filled poem, unfortunately the wages of war have put families through the anquish of waiting and praying. God Bless them all. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 6:29:00 AM
    beautiful, Frank, a tough situation, for sure, nicely written, jmg