Chris Beshara, My Father’s War

Chris Beshara
MY FATHER’S WAR

It is cold in Korea.
The sergeant told me
My father has died.
I’m going home on emergency leave.

I sold my car
To bury my father.
My mother was sad and alone.
It is cold at home.

It is cold in Korea.
The only warm thing is my rifle.
The sergeant just told me my mother has died.
He says I’ve been a good soldier.

I’m being discharged,
Going home to bury my mother.
It is cold in Korea.
It is cold at home.

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