Her hero…

veteran-1885567_960_720

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
As she waits in eager anticipation for his regular call

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
As she waits in hopeful expectancy for any word at all

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
As she waits in frantic foresight of what she presumes will be told

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
As she waits in distressing prediction of what others already know

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
As she waits in mournful acceptance of the truth that now holds her captive

Seconds become hours…
Hours become days…
Days become years…
No longer waiting… she rushes into his outstretched arms

Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo credit: pixabay.com

25 responses to “Her hero…

  1. That’s beautiful. Would you mind if I reblog?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks you so much! I would love it if you would reblog. 🙂

    Like

  3. POWERFUL MICHELLE. IMAGERY AND THE PIECE! Just wow🙏🏽

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you e… you always say the nicest things… Have a blessed day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. has a great impact!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful ,the words and the photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Reblogged this on LadiesWhoLunchReviews,etc and commented:
    A beautiful poem from my lovely virtual friend, Michelle Cook.

    Like

  8. Very heartwarming and written so well!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Moving and beautiful, Michelle.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. So intense, Michelle. The cadence is haunting. Loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Thanks D… I hurt for the ones who have lost their loved ones and pray that it never hits here at home. Every time my husband mentions a potential deployment, these thoughts resurface. I then do the only thing I can… pray…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. It breaks my heart, Michelle.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. So heartfelt and impactful. Wow. I want to be sad but the ending makes me glad they are together again.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Yes, it’s all anyone can hope for in the end…

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Yes, that’s very true.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. 💞❤️💞

    Liked by 1 person