"Since those days, some time has passed
Our friendship has clearly failed to last
But when we meet, though always brief,
We seem to find a way to speak
Of times when we were helping hands
Although I never understand
How we traversed through those…"
"She looks to the skies and wonders ,
How he was at the end .
Was he scared, when he went under?
Did he have to defend ?
Was he tired, or sick or in pain?
Did he see the great bomb,
That ended his brief life in vain?
And now, her love is…"
"War is a burden,
The pressure to fight and kill,
Destroys many men.
Peace is a burden,
It restrains you from living.
It keeps you captive.
Which would you prefer?
Phoebe and Juliette, Robert May's School"
"I remember the rain,
Tumbling rapidly downwards,
Like bullets pounding the earth,
The familiar smell lingering in the air.
I remember the autumn landscape,
A bed of sunset orange leaves
Lay at the foot of an exposed tree,
Oct 9, 2014
Paula ward is now a member of Write Path International Connections