Listen! Do You Hear What I Hear?

IT'S THERE

in the quiet of the early morning

Beyond the humming of an appliance

Absorbed by the coo of the mourning dove

Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by many.

IT'S THERE

in the center of a family

Beyond the hubbub of a busy morning

Absorbed by the last goodnight.

Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by many.

IT'S THERE

in the noise of traffic

Beyond the noise of horns and brakes

Absorbed by the humming of motors.

Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by many.

IT'S THERE

in the business of work

Beyond the noise of communication and equipment

Absorbed by the barrage of productivity.

Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by many.

IT'S THERE

in the solace of evening

Beyond the beauty of a sunset

Absorbed by the deepness of sleep

Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by many.

IT'S THIERS'

the call of honor

Beyond the protection of armour

Absorbed by the courage of a soldier,

It rings so loud in the hearts of our young and brave who answer without question,

The call of duty for the love of freedoms ring,

FOR ALL

WITH GRADITUDE TAKE A DEEP BREATH OF FREEDOM- JULY 4TH 2012

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sweethearts2 2 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Avialiasvision,

Thank you for your read and comment. This Dec 13th my daughter & I will be placing wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, as a way of honoring those who sacrificed (this includes her father) and paid it forward for generations yet to come.


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Availiasvision 2 years ago from California

Just lovely! It kept me guessing all the way.


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sweethearts2 3 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

MarieAlana

Thank you for your comment - in remembering we pay honor. I hope to always remember


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MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

We must remember our heroes! Thank you for this.


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capricorncc 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Nicely done, thank you!


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

My husband also loved that Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. Thank you for your generous compliment.


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RobinGrosswirth23 4 years ago from New York

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is a favorite quote of mine. Yes, heroes beat to an inner calling. We send out everyday people into service to do extraordinary things in order to preserve the rights of so many.

A great tribute.

Like your others, I voted you up in a very befitting way. You express yourself beautifully.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Sueswan

Thank you for stopping and the comment. Without the courage of those that volunteer we wouldn't enjoy the freedom we have and too often forget comes with a high cost.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Sweethearts2

Simply beautiful! Freedom is so precious. We need not forget those who fight for the freedom of their countries.

Take care :)


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Mhatter99 - Thank you for your expression of appreciation


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts and ideas.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Icbenefield,

Thank you for your comment and vote, they are greatly appreciated. We do sometimes put things on the backburners due to busy lives and problems but on days like July 4th, Veterans Day, Memorial Day we make them truly foremost. You're right we need to be mindful everyday, even if it's only the first thing in the morning or the last thought at night. Cherish what freedom gives us. And, I'm all about sharing. Thank you


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

So beautiful. I voted up and beautiful and shared on facebook. What a great message in your poem. It's one we should be mindful of not only on July 4th but everyday. Thank you.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

CrazedNovelist - I appreciate your vote and thank you for visiting and the encouragement of your words

MovieMaster - It's good to see you return to one of my hubs. Thank you for the visit and the up vote.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

A beautiful message and poem - voting up!


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Very cool poem, Sweet. :) Good work. Adjusted up!


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

billybuc-Happy 4th to you as well and thank you for your comment


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A beautiful message! Happy 4th of July!

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