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Memorial Thoughts (poem)

Updated on September 18, 2015

Christmas 1914

Oh silent heroes shed a final tear

For those who have forgotten how to cry

And do not dare to know the reasons why

You paid this price to guard us from our fear

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Behold the teardrops from a mother’s eye

Recalling seasons that have place them here

Still waiting for dark cloud to disappear

And for this cause no other sole must die

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Have we so lightly laid aside the pain

Of heroes hiding helpless with a gun

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In bringing home the memories of the slain

It’s there the dreams of torment have begun

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So for their gallant deeds let us all strain

To make a friend of each and everyone

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Wonderful, Martin! Our military are to be congratulated, thanked, respected, and held dear. Sadly, they are so mistreated and misunderstood when they come home.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Profound and poignant ...yes, far too many may come home, but their minds are battle-scarred for sure. Great poem, Mh!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Amazing...my Father fought in a number of wars and so have many members of my family...all of them came home but some part of each of them died because of what they saw. What a heartfelt tribute...hoping all is good with you Angels are on the way to you this evening ps shared pinned g+ tweeted