I'm lost and I don't know why.
The jazz is gone and I'm gonna die.
I hung on till she let go.
Surrendered her life to the flow.
Looked and looked, but no.
They took my boy to make him safe,
now he's just a wandering waif.
Doesn't know his name.
Rescued Barney from near-death.
Couldn't bark his master's name.
Ripped from home just the same.
Where are the friends I once knew?
House is gone,
Where is the job I once knew?
Company is gone,
scattered into the milieu.
A little money in my pocket,
a bed and food,
I can't knock it.
But I've lost my sense of place.
Endlessly, in my mind I roam,
for my disconnected home.
Read War's End, the Novel
Copyright 2005 © Ronald W. Hull