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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, May 28, 2005
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Please take a moment of silence to thank our military members who gave their lives for others this Memorial Day.

arcing like mortar fire ,
with deadly accuracy
the mind of the Veteran :

each one
the face of a buddy
who gave
his life in place of his -
And he
wonders if it was worth it :

the pain
of knowing that it could have
been him
if not for the sacrifice
made by
heroic acts of others .

Blue notes 
of a haunting melody
the Veteran as he pays
to his buddies on the Wall .

(c) 2005 , Karla Dorman .

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Thank you for serving our Great Nation, first of all, and thank you for remembering our veterans this Memorial Day; they (and YOU) are the TRUE American heroes!! God bless you all!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <

Beautiful, heartfelt tribute! *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Oh this is so well done..Brava Karla..really hit home..ty

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Hate the war, NOT the warrior. Karla, this hit every chord. You sure know how to make words leap off a page and smother the heart... I salute you, dear friend. This is absolutely deep-down touching. katy xox
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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
You lovely lovely lady!!!!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Powerful work, Karla. I remember all the controversy about The Wall as a memorial, but I continue to believe that it is the most poignant, potent memorial erected to the memory of our fallen soldiers. Thank you, poet.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
This is one wall that should never be dismantled and should be a cornerstone to our remembrances. Excellent write that stirs a lump in my throat, Karla. Only those who have served can have any idea as to the change of life's perspectives that it must bring: but your natural gifts of compassion and empathy take you - and us - there as ever. TY and yes, I will not forget. Bless you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
Beautiful and sincere. Bravo!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
For the time you served, I salute you, Karla. No one knows the flavor of freedom like a soldier, for they are touched by all that is required to keep it. How can we go through our days and not be humbled and sad for the lives given that we may live beneath the flag of liberty. I owe all that I have to those who spilled their blood that our country might endure. God bless them all. Wonderful tribute and just an excellent poem in every respect.
Take care,
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent tribute! when i visited the wall some years ago, i saw the names of five friends amoung those who honorably served their country ...
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Now who is making the other one cry?
Yes, We should all stand silently and remember, and give dedication to those that dedicated their all, for our continued freedom, and way of life that we all take for granted every day.
Stunning write Karla. I thank you for your service to our Country.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
We should all pay them Honor, as you have so well, Karla - and I truly hope many observe that moment of silence for them tomorrow.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most powerful write Sis!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Karla I agree with the others, a powerful brilliant poem!
You chose a superb aspect to write from. Kudo's!

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Powerful write, I salute you for this and for your service to our country
God Bless
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Heart touching write. I aalute you.
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
There are many versions of "Taps". My choice is the one that ends:
"Go to sleep, rest in peace.
God is nigh."
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Excellent write, Karla! Wonderful tribute!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I take off my hat to you and salute the vererens that you pay tribute to with this write.

Reviewed by Dave Harm
Excellent tribute... wonderful poem...
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
super dedication Karla
Reviewed by F William Broome
One of the best - ever! Simple and straighforward. You have my deep respect - for this one, and others. - Bill
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
You are kicking everybody's ass these days, Karla. This is just . . . great.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Outstanding Tribute Karla, so powerful and true, just outstanding.

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