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some returned
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My brother just sent me these old black and whites of my parents just before he shipped out for Europe in WW II


some returned


the world was torn apart by war

young men died in bloodied fields forlorn

widows and mother’s grieved at home

and at lonely services they’d mourn


but loving hands held tight to dreams

prayers said every night

Dear God bring my  son, father or husband home

let him survive each tortured fight


some prayers were heard and some were not

my father though survived the bullets whine

to return to his home in Canada

to his wife and kids in time


a love story not of heroes deeds

just faith in God and love

their reuniting ended gave me my life

with divine guidance from above





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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/3/2006
....alas man will never learn.... so many will continue losing their lives..when will it all cease?

saved this write..ty Felix!

Reviewed by totally anonymous 4/1/2006
this was beautiful.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/31/2006
Such times, such loss, such forbearance and such fortitude and bravery... we do not know the half. Lovely tribute and remembrance here, Pops, and your typical gentleness, love and gratitude. Each story told is unique to the teller and yet there ARE so many OUT there... holding fast to an appreciation of the past is what steadys our feet for the future... What a blessing! :)) TY Kate xx
Reviewed by jude forese 3/30/2006
wonderful creation, Felix ... it's always nice to see a photo of a past times ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/30/2006
A compelling, heart-stirring poetic creation, Felix. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 3/29/2006
thanks for sharing the picture, and the love, Felix.
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 3/29/2006
Dear Felix... son of Felix!
Thank you for sharing a sacred part of all our history ... sacred, because of all the lives involved!
I love the photo of your parents and the rolling plains behind them!
Your poem is the heartfelt truth of so many, and the ending culminates in the New Beginning of You!! A precious gift to the world so in need of healing! (I just read your updated bio, and you are so on track!)
Love & friendship Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 3/29/2006
Love the photo and the poem is powerful, Felix.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/29/2006
What a beautiful write!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/29/2006
Felix, this is a grand write! I just came across some letters in the old house that my father wrote to mom during WW2, along with photos of him and his shipmates in Africa. You know you favor your father I think but with a little added softness of the features from your mother. Thanks for sharing these memories...

Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 3/29/2006
I love looking through old photos and hearing the stories. Thank you.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 3/29/2006
this is another lovely piece, Felix...

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/29/2006
Beautiful write yet again Felix!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/29/2006
Another nostalgic pictire Felix and aa tender poem of love with your family.It is marriages like this that make us all believe in love and faith. My parents were married 66 years before my Dad died. My Mom still goes to his grave and talks to him like he's sitting right there with her.
WE had awesome parents didn't we?

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/29/2006

A beautiful, compassionate write. My grandmother (Dad's mom) had five sons in war at the same time; thank God, thank God, all returned home. One was a survivor of the Bataan Death March, but it was a near thing...well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/29/2006
There are lots of prayers goes out in war time.
I'm glad to know your Father made it home. It's eaqually as hard on those that wait, as it is on those fighting the fight. Sometimes even harder, because if the warrior is killed, his reward is peace, leaving those waiting to fight a whole new battle.
Thank You Felix for sharing your family with us.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/29/2006

What a precious gift to share with the den's family. Wonderful picture and great poem. Yes, some DO return, and also returned unharm.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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