One Blue Star

One Blue Star

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How lonely it must be when a loved one is overseas. How stressful! Every military family knows the stress and loneliness of having a loved one, be it son, daughter, husband or wife, away.

"ONE BLUE STAR", a book of poetry by Mindy Phillips Lawrence, herself a military mom, illustrates the loneliness and stress in words that must be read aloud.

In "The Soldier’s Wife", you will find a deep understanding of how a wife might feel when facing the stress.

She looks at her hand.
There’s a wedding ring,
With no husband attached.
She remembers a wedding night,
Then loneliness.

And in "Caissons" a mothers memories!

You used to play
With Tonka trucks.
Matchbox cars and John Deere tractors rolled
Across the bedroom floor.



Now you are grown.
Hummers and tanks growl
In the desert air.

The loneliness, the fear, the stress and the hope both for nation and for one mother, wife or child all come through in these poems. Yet there is hope for a world that finds itself in conflict. A thought provoking must read for everyone that enjoys the freedoms! It is a lesson for those of us that have never been there, an awakening for most, and a prayer for those that serve!

Some families are left alone,
War is like that.
But the prayer always is,
And always will be,
Please, God, let them all return.

~"The Return"

Product Details

  • Author: Mindy Phillips Lawrence
  • Publication Date: 2004-10-30
  • Publisher: Red Engine Press
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Red Engine Press
  • Binding: Paperback, 88 pages
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 850L x 550W x 21H
    • Weight: 27
  • List Price: $9.95
  • ISBN: 0974565253
  • ASIN: 0974565253

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