Tomorrow Comes



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The adrenaline crashes

The turbines and whirling rotors

Become a numbing white noise

A drone so different than

The staccato of bullet and bomb

~~~

The iron angels have returned

Blades thumping the heavy air

Like the mighty beasts they are

Swooping from heaven to pluck us

From the hell they dropped us in

~~~

You exhale the fear

As the skids leave the ground

With eyes stung by the dust

You count heads again

Praying the number is not new

~~~

Even as the pain begins

To rack the wounds pushed too far

You suddenly feel safe

Relative to the death and destruction

Which filled your world moments ago

~~~

You are hungry, tired, dirty and scared

You are happy, proud, and thankful

You become lost in a stare out the window

Realizing the chances of seeing tomorrow

Just went up a thousand fold

~~~

And the hundred-degree heat

Cannot stave off the cold you feel

As everything drains off you

Every fear, every foe, every fight

Oozes from the wounds unseen

~~~

And there, in the arms of the angels

Your mind drifts, your eyes close

Need drives you to peaceful sleep

Not a word is spoken among us

Now that we know tomorrow comes

~~~



Comments
11 Responses to “Tomorrow Comes”
  1. I can’t even begin to encompass the emotions behind these words…. I’m sure I’m not able to feel them in their deepest truths, either. But they are melancholy with a beauty only you bring to them.

  2. beth says:

    this must be a truly life-changing and intense experience. very powerfully written.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I can’t imagine the sense of relief from surviving another day; you’ve captured it so well…

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I have a much better sense of what life was like for you through your poetry. What scary times wondering if there will be a next day.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    This is one of your best (and that is saying a lot) a poem so powerful yet so vulnerable creating the beautiful images of horrific moments is a feat only an artist-poet can accomplish so brilliantly. All the best my friend,
    FBC.

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