Friends who listen with ears that hear,
with hands that touch,
with arms that hold,
with hearts that break along with ours,
with smiles that say we're welcome home.
Angels with innocent, mended hearts,
the powerful patience of quiet minds,
the simple nod, the sparkling eye -
the dogs of war are gathered in,
the dogs of war are once more - Men.
The dogs of war are - Home.
Copyright © 1996 assigned by James M. Hopkins
to Deanna Gail Shlee
Image: "Flashback", SP5 J. Schumacher, 1968