A mother's tears
Dampened the cheeks of her boys Bound off to bind the Union back together As proclaimed by Mr. Lincoln. A mother's tears Dampened the photos of sons in uniforms... Five boys banded in Pennsylvania regiments Pledging to raise the colors and fight on. A mother's tears Dampened the letters sent by the Army To inform of three wounded and two dead Heralding loss and grief beyond measure. A mother's tears Dampened the personal belongings Sent from a hospital and a prison Comforting her with their physical touch. A mother's tears Dampened the faces of the returning ones: David scarred at the Battle of the Wilderness, Franklin and Jeremiah marred at Laurel Hill. A mother's tears Dampened the flowers left at graves In Arlington and in Andersonville Marking the resting haven of the fallen. A mother's tears Dampened the faces of her grandchildren With the stories of fathers and uncles Changed forever by red badges of courage. A mother's tears fell and Dampened the face of Mary Bowman My husband's third great grandmother As she sent her sons to war.
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What a touching story. Thanks for sharing. Misty
On Tue, May 28, 2019, 5:22 PM Once Upon A Lifetime wrote:
> litprof4 posted: ” A mother’s tearsDampened the cheeks of her boysBound > off to bind the Union back togetherAs per the requests of the nation’s > leader, Mr. Lincoln. A mother’s tearsDampened the photos of sons in > uniforms…Five boys banded in Pennsylvania regimentsPledg” >
A moving story. Very nicely done.
Thank you, Eilene.
I shared this in a Civil War group on Facebook. Hope you get lots of visitors.
Thank you, Virginia…I appreciate your kindness.