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Taps for my Soldier
by CJ Heck
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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In loving memory ...

Taps for My Soldier

A gentle breeze
chatters the leaves
as birds sing
their greetings.
The sun shines,
a day like any other,
and yet
like none before.
Two mirrored rows
of uniforms lined up
like blue dominoes,
white gloves holding
rifles at the ready.
One lone bugle cries.
Twenty-four notes,
each note
slow as a tear,
blankets ears
and heavy hearts.
In the silence between,
nature holds its breath.
Gone is the wind.
Gone are the bird songs.
Gone is her hold
on composure, all lost
in the bugle's lament.
a soldier approaches,
white gloves present
a tri-fold flag,
and in one final
mournful note,
legions of silent
voices unite
to call a comrade home,
and a young wife weeps.

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Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 11/12/2006
Wow! What a beautiful write CJ! A treasured pen that I will take with me to my dad today...I love this...
You have done what you set out to do! and so did they...
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 11/11/2006
Dearest CJ, A beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your beloved. I feel your sadness. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. "We will remember them..."

God Bless
Lots of love
Reviewed by J M 11/11/2006
A beautifultribute to those that serve and your soldier....Thank you this has been a blessing.

Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 11/11/2006
Whewwwwwww! Couldn't help but breathe deeply and hold my breath after the second stanza. So touching, and an image all too often repeated over the years. Many thanks and blessing to all those gone and those left behind. We cannot forget.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/11/2006
Beautiful tribute!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/11/2006
A most appropriate and worthy offering for this day, C-J. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/11/2006
I agree with Victor CJ! This is such a glorious poem for such a sad occasion, which makes it all the more powerful, You have outdone yourself with this one! May we always remember to honor them!Kudo's!

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 11/11/2006
Beautiful poem, that brings out all the pathos of those lost in battle. That we should never forget them. That we should never forget the survivors. Victor
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/11/2006
CJ... this is So Beautifully said! I still have mine 1/2 finished and I ran into a rut, with the wording. This is not easy to see and know what all these wonderful soldiers put themselves through for US!
Your pen speaks Volumes of a lonely Sad heart! And the many who had to Sacrifice!
I'm glad you got all this out today!
PEACE! Love! HOPE! FAith and WArm HuGs, Sheeeoxxo
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/11/2006
How beautiful, yet haunting this poem is. It is a wonderful loving tribute to those whom have given their lives for our freedom. You've penned this one straight from the heart!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 11/11/2006

A hauntingly reverent offering, for the most solemn of occasions.
As always, you contribute grace..

Love, Rhonda
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 11/11/2006
A heart wrenching tribute CJ. What angers me to no end is that the blood is being spilled in the WRONG COUNTRY. Osama (who was the real bad guy, when last I checked) resides elsewhere. Incredibly sad, and an incredible waste of human life. Yet it's a sacrifice that all are prepared to make...they are the bravest of souls. The last stanza, "legions of silent voices unite to call a comrade home" is amazing stuff. It gave me chills. Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Malcolm Watts (Reader) 11/11/2006
Nicely done CJ. On Rembrance Day, and everyday, we remember those from the past, the young men now in harms way on our behalf, and the young families who grieve. Malcolm Watts
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 11/11/2006
In my opinion, it is the people like CJ, who share this moment, are heroes. Hugs for your bravery young lady.

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