Oh Sweet Mother (poem)

Oh sweet mother do not cry

Not for nothing he did die

With his brothers he does lie

All for freedoms we deny


All the while we wonder why

No one heard it wave goodbye

Or that something was awry

As long as we thought we’re safe


Like sheep we’re led to comply

To question didn’t dare try

What would other people think

Surely this won’t always be


Other cares then drew our eye

People couldn’t pay their bills

A rash of calamities

Our leaders losing our faith


But one thing is harshly clear

So many suffered and died

For dream we squander away

Oh sweet mother do not cry

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99..Sons,Brothers,Sisters,Fathers,Mothers, Children..these are all the people we have lost to keep our country safe...So why are so many forgotten when they return home ? so sad..and disgusting...you did a great job with this hub..thank you for sharing your thoughts ...

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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Martin, this is exceptional. What a beautiful tribute both to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and the mother's who loved them. I loved it.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Exceptional tribute to those who served, are serving and their families. My dad served in two wars.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In his Love, Faith Reaper

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

It is sad for the men who have lost their lives to save their country, you have said it all in this poem. Voted up and interesting

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

There were a lot of amazing people in this country that fought for our freedom. They never asked for anything in return either, which truly makes them the salt of the earth.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful tribute to the fallen..Well done Martin...

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh dear mother please don't cry.. it is so touching and its making me cry and as we lose our freedoms one at a time.. why did they die?

blessings my friend


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. An incredible tribute to those who truly deserve it.

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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Oh my goodness, this one really touches the heart. A deserving tribute indeed.

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Mother cries for her child who died for motherland. So beautiful..

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

So very beautiful Martin;this gem really touched me.

Take care and have a wonderful day.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, this is a very poignant poem and a subject dear to my heart. Thank you.

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