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by Ed Matlack
Monday, May 30, 2005
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Why a holiday dedicated to pain and loss, a day off of work, BBQ's but no memory of the fallen, except by the few...



Badges of honor,

Medals of valor,

Trophies of value,

Perhaps the head of an enemy,

Stuffed and mounted,

Never before did we know what truly counted…


A flag draped coffin,

Tears of those left behind,

War is fighting for the right,

Peace it seems is much maligned…


Shrapnel left in the body,

Metal plates instead of brain tissue,

Amputated limbs torn off quite shoddily,

Hearing and eyesight gone by a single blast,

With war man may have been miscast,

None of these things from heaven standard issue…

     © ed ~ 5/30/05


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Reviewed by Saundra Washington D.D. 6/7/2005
Painfully touching!!!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/3/2005

As a veteran, I salute you for this moving, thought provoking memorial. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/30/2005
A fantastic tribute Ed! Top-notch! one of your best!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/30/2005
Most powerful offering Ed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dave Harm 5/30/2005
A strong powerful write...
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/30/2005
Every line of this is crushing truth. The verbal "graphics" absorb into the head and heart... a moment of silence was observed after reading... no choice... I was fully collapsed, Eddie M.

You have penned with deep thought. katy xox
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