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Fields Set Aside (poem)

Updated on May 10, 2013

I slumber in fields set aside

Where wonders have nothing to hide

And truth in our hearts will abide

As long as my deeds aren’t denied


For there was my moment for you

My dreams of forever in view

I gave up that all which I knew

To meet the unknown there I flew


And all which was me set aside

I kept but one thing in my view

Of loved ones and people I knew

Whose freedoms could not be denied


Till there in my sky filled with you

I met what my fate couldn’t hide

My future just didn’t abide

Into the unknown there I flew


Now my sacrifices denied

By ones who in terror abide

And cause of my death now they hide

I slumber in fields set aside


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      As is so often said on those that passed, gone but not forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Great tribute to those who very much deserve it. Passing this on.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very great piece Martin. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this! Seeing her lying at his gravestone brought tears. Thank you Martin..

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem that tells of sadness and sacrifice and yet foreseeing freedom for the future.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful tribute for sure Martin. Enjoy your weekend.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Martin, it's so sad that too many times, the lives of the brave are swept away. This is a beautiful tribute to our soldiers. You have made it very personal. For that I thank you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, a wonderful heart-felt tribute to those who served, died and those who are left behind, but so much more.

      War is such a terrible waste of young lives, but until humanity can truly embrace the concept of living in peace, there will always be wars. Beautiful and very touching.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An excellent idea of tribute so well thought of and written

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Martin hello dear.. this is a wonderful tribute to all those that have served and lost their lives in the military.. that have fought for us AMERICA so we might be free. thank you dear martin for writing this masterpiece..

      sorry i haven't been around much.. I have been having a hard time

      many blessings my friend


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, looks just like where my dad is buried. Many gave it all in the name of freedom!

      God bless, Faith Reaper