A Mother’s Lament
Brother In Arms ( A Mother’s lament )
I watched the first snow of the year upon the ground start to appear
Sadly you both are so far away, God keep you safe, daily I pray
Safe and out of harm’s way, to fight again another day
In alien lands that are so distant, where life can change in just an instant
Hidden ‘IED’s’ that kill and mane. To bring them freedom, the reason you came.
Children crying because their mum has lost another beloved son.
Brother in arms is not meant to be this literal. His life now spent
But my dear son, by your side I’m comforted to know with you he died.
The sand is soaked, stained blood red, where you now stand, and he lies dead.
Proud his father went before, I must now endure this sorrow once more
As he too, for his country fought. Like Father, like Son, such pain, they both wrought
Now together again, and reunited remain... Killed in a war that is truly insane.
And as I watch, it’s not the winters chill that freezes my blood, so much I feel ill
It’s the knowledge one day my youngest son too, will seek the adventure and join both of you.
He is playing in the snow still unaware, this Christmas morning is not full of cheer.
As I must tell him this cold and sorrowful morn the reason why once again we will mourn.
Bless you my angel for being such a brave loving Son, holding your brother in arms,
‘till his life here was done.