Waiting Game

ranger in tall grass

photo: unknown

Broken laces,

Thin soled boots

Uniforms worn as second skin.

Rifle at ready

Watching, waiting, listening

Time ticks

As silence invites to be broken.

Night’s campfires can’t warm,

Day’s heat smothers like a thick blanket

Minds wander, sleep beckons

Time ticks

Yesterday a success

for death found neither

ranger nor rhino and

life resumes.

Will tomorrow bring the same?

The hours will tell

Time ticks

as shift draws toward a close.

Back home families wait

and wonder.

 

By Tisha Wardlow

 

Categories: Poetry & Art, Ranger Heroes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Waiting Game

  1. Caroline van der Valk

    how can I help?

    Op zondag 31 juli 2016 heeft Fight for Rhinos het volgende geschreven:

    > Tisha Wardlow posted: ” Broken laces, Thin soled boots Uniforms worn as > second skin. Rifle at ready Watching, waiting, listening Time ticks As > silence invites to be broken. Night’s campfires can’t warm, Day’s heat > smothers like a thick blanket Mind” >

  2. Tracey

    Wonderful poem, Tisha.

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