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At Last – Poem of Return

At Last
Julia Holewinski

Anticipation is mounting,
and the soldiers are all counting,
on those smiling faces of families to be there.
AT LAST!
Hard to wait,
as they become late,
but they all see land,
and they cheer.
AT LAST!
The waves move aside and splash against the boat,
and their families, they see, are cheering as they smile and not think to gloat,
about the war,
they are dancing with happiness.
AT LAST!
On land they look and see,
the many uniforms and faces with glee,
the war is ending,
that's all they care.
AT LAST!
Reunited at last,
some men sporting a cast,
but nothing can stop,
the happiness and joy.
AT LAST!
Even those who never had a family member there are cheering,
cheering, not jeering,
this beautiful day seems filled with peace.
AT LAST!
At Last.
At last.

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