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Tears of Freedom
by Sherry Gail Heim
Sunday, May 29, 2005
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Tears of Freedom

I see the fog lifting, rolling and rising

Uncovering the miles of Headstones

Which grace our National Cemetery

And I shed a tear for each of our lost children

A small flag waves in the breeze beside each stone

A symbol of the price that has been paid

For the liberty we embrace

And our right to live in prosperity

The blood of the brave

Spilt here and on foreign soils

Clings tightly to the promise of freedom

As Soldiers lay themselves in honor, at the feet of God

Each fallen Warrior leaves his scar upon

The wings of the Mighty Eagle

And upon the hearts of those who believe

That without his sacrifice we would be naught

We must all recognize the price paid

And we must all be committed to the defense of it

That the dreams of those who have fallen

Will be realized by all who are left behind

To those who have served, I Salute you

To those who have died, I humbly offer my prayers of gratitude

To families left behind, I mourn your loss

To those who care not, I name you the Enemy of Freedom

Sherry Gail Heim

May 29, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005

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Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/12/2005
Thank you Sherry
for this contributive piece to our man
Well Penned

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/11/2005
A heartfelt tribute expertly expressed and shared. Thank you, Sherry. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/9/2005
Outstanding Tribute Sherry, this just rocked me to the core,

Reviewed by Jack Roberts 6/7/2005
Wonderful write Sherry! Well done my friend.

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/7/2005
great tribute....wonderful of your very best...this goes into my library....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/1/2005
Top tribute, for the brave who pay the price, for our freedom..
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/30/2005
"From the rising of the sun to the setting of the same, we shall remember them"... and with writes as lucid and poignant as this, the memory will be vivid and soul-stirring as it truly ought to be. No pain, no gain: for those who can't feel this, they will neither be aware of the great value of the things that they take for granted: like freedom, peace and loved ones. Brass in pocket is no substitute for that which can't be bought at any price. Excellent, Sherry, thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/30/2005
This is a beautiful tribute!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/30/2005
Sherry! You get the standing o.... reading this, along with many other fine posts, early on a rainy Memorial Day. For whatever reason, I am especially cognizant this year of how we choose to carry on when confronted with the loss of those who gave their lives for our freedom - and the world's. Yours is my fav so far. Fine poetry that waves high the flag of freedom and honor in the home of the brave and the land of the free. Thank you so very much. Dawn
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 5/30/2005
You have created a tribute to our Heroes, that leaves me in tears, but at the same time reflecting on their duties they perform with bravery and honor, and the families they've left behind, to pick up the pieces and carry on.
This should be hung in every heart across America, and be required reading for all.
Absolutely stunning write Sherry, and what makes it even better is that I know you never write empty words, so, one knows when they are reading your creations, they are meant to be felt.
Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/29/2005
A beautiful tribute Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 5/29/2005
an exceptionally well written and moving tibute, Sherry ... i lost relatives in just about every war since the Revolution ... you do all families who have lost loved ones in the pursuit of freedom a fine honor ... and to those who lost their lives, their spirits adorn the feathers of the Mighty Eagle ...
Reviewed by F William Broome 5/29/2005
Thank you Sherry, our National Champion of Freedom! Your last line is new and so well said. Thank you, especially, for that! - Bill
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 5/29/2005
This is very beautiful Sherry and thanks for posting it.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 5/29/2005
Oh Sherry,

Oh this is just so beautiful. That picture just chokes me, The tears are just streaming My body filled with chills from the honor and respect that you have and show for the Veterans and the Love for them. I share that love, the mouring and gratitude with you for them. Sherry this is such a loving tribute.

To those who care not, I name you the Enemy of Freedom!!

I Salute! you Sherry and all in your family that too have served bravely and courageously unselfishly, without hesitation, so lovingly for me, for us.

my love always


put this on google so Everyone! can read it.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/29/2005
super Sherry, at times I wonder why one man will go to the outer limits with life and another one won't. I was a policeman, took an oath to fight crime, almost died in the process. My brother would not even think about doing the job. They were interviewing some gulf war soldiers who almost lost their lives, this is what one of them said, "he wanted to survive to do it again." At the time I was watching this on the news, I was thinking, "no way."
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/29/2005
Awesome work! This should be read by all.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/29/2005
So true and hopefully so heartfelt by all as the one who penned it.
Great write and a great tribute, well done Sherry.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2005
Sherry you have me in tears with this gem! With this poem you have managed in your lucid fashion to portray just what our freedom costs us, and why every single person should be grateful for those who have sacrificed their lives and respect given to their families. A most beautiful tribute, one to keep for remembrance. Thank You!

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/29/2005
A heartfelt, beautiful tribute, Sherry. The simple language drives home the message even more.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 5/29/2005
A splendid tribute to those who bravely served.

Peace and sunshine
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/29/2005
Multiply Arlington 500 times, and then find the graves of those in a thousand cemetaries across the land, and then those buried in foreign lands or never found and buried and the scale of the price can be counted.

A beautiful, patriotic piece, Sherry.

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