Nancy Claeys and
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Nancy Claeys
The Promise


Found Button
By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Inspiration piece

She sewed it on her hero.

(He was just her hero then.)

He wore this button

on his shirt

the summer he was ten.

Eight years sailed by.

He sailed away

to die with other men.

Oh how his mother


she could hold

her boy


One Comment

  1. Posted June 29, 2012 at 11:21 am | #

    That really was a beautiful poem.