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A Soldier's Footprint
by Pearl Pennington Blevins
Monday, February 28, 2005
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Dedicated to those who have lost loved ones in Iraq.


When I came home from shopping in town
A very faint footprint I saw on the ground
It was very familiar for not so long ago
You see, it belongs to the one I love so.

When the call came not many days past,
We had finished our new home at last
Together we planted the flowers and trees
To see them bloom in the Springtime breeze.

The messenger’s words cut like a knife
A bomb in Iraq took your husband’s life
I looked at the footprint, my eyes filled with tears
I saw the one I’ve loved through the years.

In the footprint some comfort I ‘ve found
It was not left behind in some Iraqi town,
And will always have a place in my heart
No matter how many years we are apart.

Someday we will be together again
In a beautiful land where there is no sin.
He gave his life so that all may be free
What more could he give for you and me?




  

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/3/2010
It is sad that men wage wars and the young have to pay the ultimate price. This is a wonderful tribute Pearl, to all of our men and women who fight and give their lives for the cause of freedom for everyone, everywhere. Thank you for sharing.

Love & hugs,
Barbara
Reviewed by Sophia Choudhury 5/25/2010
PEARL---AS I READ YOUR POEM ,MY HEART CRYIED ONCE AGAIN
AS I REMEMBERED MY SOUL'S DARK NIGHT
YOUR POEM SO LOVELY AND SO SAD
YOUR HUSBAND WAS A PART OF THE BRAVE BAND
YES--HE IS WITH YOU
IN WAYS ANEW
LOVING AND GUIDING
IN LOVE YOU HOLDING
Reviewed by MIchael Mullins 1/3/2009
Pearl, I feel your loss. I have not been there directly in my own family but my experience is from those I saw or knew about when I served and seeing the faces of my son and daughter-in-law when they lost friends in combat. They both serve. Both went to Afghanistan when my son went for his second tour. He just returned from Iraq as well. I feel you and know your faith is your sheild. In spite of the press and politicians we know our soldiers have made a huge difference. I applaud your husband's sacrifice. Take care. Mike
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/25/2007
We feel for the mothers that also paid the ultimate price.
Soldiers can't blurred their eyes with tears, they need them clear to watch the back of his buddies.
God Bless.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/5/2007
OMG~ another for our Freedom dies,
Your poem made me cry
I would like to share
if you take plaster,
his footstep you can adhere!
Keep forever dear!
MY heart goes with you,
every morning you wake,
I know this must be hard
on you
for heavens sake!
New Home
Lack of good memories
I hope for a warmth in your heart SOON!
God Bless!
YOur write / heart is very touching!
This moved me!

STay POsitive!
Stay SAFE!
Warmest Blessings, Warmly, Warrior PURPLE Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by E. Richardson 12/15/2006
This excellent write of yours in the third such work I have ran across tonight during my late night ramble...as with the others I am not sure how I missed this when it was posted...but I am very glad to find it now.
Outstanding work here.
Reviewed by Kristy Baker Wick 7/25/2006
Many many tears!!!! Empathy and gratitude!! My husband is in Iraq currently and we pray that he comes home soon!! My heart goes out to those lost and their families!! No words can describe the emotion I have going on right now!!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/25/2006
BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT PRAISE AND HONOR TEHIR VALUED FELLOW CITIZENS, AND SING THEIR LOVE TO SHOW THEIR GRATITUDE.

"Soldier's Footprint" filled my heart and nourished my mind. It is a profound composition with a wise message.

I salute You, Poet.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/5/2005
Once again a beautiful heartrendering write, with so many layers of meaning.
Ty Pearl for this offering.
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/4/2005
*tears fill my eyes
this si truly a soulful write
pain erupting so far deep
(personal feelings) this touched deep
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/1/2005
Pearl, this is a beautiful tribute to those that have given their all to assure our continued freedom, and to free a people from years of oppression.
I owe them all I am, and all I could ever be, for it's because of their sacrifices and those like them, throughout history that has given me the chance to live, dream, hope, and search beneath the ever waving 'Ol Glory.
And it is by the Grace of God, that I was given life, as a part of this beautiful Country.
Outstanding write Pearl.

Lisa
Reviewed by F William Broome 2/28/2005
yOUR WORDS PUT NEW LIFE INTO THE TAKING OF LIVES FOR A BETTER WORLD. i THANK YOU IN THIS CLIMATE OF SO MANY WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRY WOULD SOON BE OVERRUN IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND. sADLY,
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/28/2005
Pearl, Thank You.!! Got tears going on here.
What more could he give than His Life Family Hopes Dreams?
Cherish Freedom and all who Gave for us to have and keep this freedom today.
Thank You and to all the Families of the Soldiers of the free world joing in on this battle/war. I Love You and Thank You SALUTE!!!!!
All my Love, Tracey XOOX

Thank You Pearl. Put this poem and Loving heartfelt tribute on yahoo google k? So all can read this for now.
Thank You all. not enough but, Thank you with all my heart!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/28/2005
I agree that we must honor all that served and could not agree with you more in that last line. In fact I just posted a poem along those same lines.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/28/2005
To all who have served, I salute you. To all who have given their lives, I owe all that I have and the honor to live beneath the flag of freedom. The mighty eagle weeps for all her brave who believed in freedom enough to understand that it is worth fighting for and that it is never free. Thank you for this, Pearl. It is a beautiful tribute to those who have fallen and to those they left behind.
Take care,
Sherry



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