by Katy L Walsvik
Monday, May 30, 2005
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Expressionless, you stand at attention,
At the graveside
Of a fallen comrade.
As the flag is folded,
Handed to his mother
Do you wonder 'why
Him, not me?'
Do you empty your brain of
Afraid to realize that
Today is your birthday
And your friend,
Lying in this coffin
Will forever be
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|Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
|Powerfull words katy that speak so much truth, well said and very well written, sad but soooo true and will it ever be any different???one can only wonder and hope...take good care of you and yours...Mark xx|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Forever young. So many are locked in their youth. Few are remembered more than a generation beyond.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Sad but true Katy, and the saddest part of all
is the neverending reasons for it to continue...
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Thank God for those who fight for peace. And our freedom.
A sad reflection, on the free worlds plight.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I'm a little down today, but please read the rest of the comments here and know that Jerry says ditto. Thank you for your wonderful comment.|
|Reviewed by Dave Harm
|Somehow history repeats itself and somehow we still search for peace...|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|A sad dynamic of our freedom.|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|How do you do this? Delight us with your sparkling wit, humour and fathomless wisdom, knowledge and insight on the one hand - then bring us right into the bleeding heart and mind of a soul in torment - yet coping!! - on the other?! No fuss, no bother, just unselfconscious natural ability and the power to sway the reader with your compelling voice of whatever "flavour". I think you probably have no idea of the authoritative nature of your poetic voice, its influence and far-reaching effects because you are so disarmingly... "humble" isn't quite the right word, cos it sounds too Uriah Heep-y... but natural and unselfconscious (again!) I suppose! Actually, you are a Number 1 Star and I would expect to see YOUR face carved in the face of rocks in Hollywood one day... or at least your smudgy paw-print on the pavement in the High Street! Can taste the blood, sweat and tears in this write, Katy. Bless you and thank you, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|and unfortunately, history will be continued ...|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Soldiers have more courage than I could ever muster. They seem to understand more than I will ever be able to. Warriors have been a part of every civilization (interesting how the word civil even applies, isn't it?) as far back as we know. Perhaps, one day, the world will know peace and harmony. Excellent reflective write, Katy.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|That is, unfortunately, war,
Though in our world of today,
It is also in some areas, war to go to the store,
Better to stay in bed and snore,
Though if we do join the Marine Corp,
Unable are we to ignore our responsiblities anymore...RUFUZ & ed