By Charles Fredette, Army
Writing Type: Poem
VA Medical Center--Bedford, MA
There is something to say
about a fresh-cut stump.
It was done a short time ago,
and when I see it, there is a lump
in my throat, it is true.
But the event wasn't through.
It was a reminder of what was once there,
of multiple branches that wouldn’t scare.
So I say a prayer for what was once there
or just feel sad.
It is not serious but sometimes bad.