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Battlefield Adoption
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Thursday, April 03, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Strange things happen to even the hardest and toughest of men during war...


Battlefield Adoption

By:  Fee

 

A tug awakes the soldier from his short reprieve

Battlefield scarred he’d closed his eyes in fatigue

Now looking down he sees a lonely child of war

A sad, doe-eyed girl not much bigger than a twig

 

Little tear tracks ran down her dirty empty face

A ragged tattered dress that barely stays in place

She holds a one-armed doll that’s seen better days

In the other hand a scrap of her mother’s frilly lace

 

The soldier kneels to ask where her parents are

Shakes her head points up toward a midnight star

“Mommy and Daddy went to heaven yesterday,

Please, Mr. Soldier, do you have a candy bar?”

 

She was cut and bruised and battered in and out

He calls a medic front and centre with his shout

She munches on the Babe Ruth bar that he found

They patch and clean her while the war rages about

 

The soldier finds the chaplain, one he knew would care

He knew inside that little girl had so much love to share

She waited in an orphanage till the day he was released

Now she’s his little girl and with love he calms her fear…

 

 

 

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Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 4/5/2008
Fee, this is so gut-wrenching...tears at the very core of ones soul, blessings my friend, love holly
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/4/2008
*tears* Powerfully penned sadness -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 4/4/2008
A beautiful story and I'm sure these children broke the heart of many of our service men and women throughout all the wars. Such a tragidy. good write. Lady J
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/4/2008
How beautiful a write. So calming even though the battle waged around them. I could feel the soldier decide to adopt her there and then. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 4/3/2008
I wonder sometimes what goes through a warriors mind when I see those pictures of small children, like the one you described here, clinking to a uniform.
Very well penned. Missed ya!
Love,
Becca~
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/3/2008
Damn you Fee, I just got up, and already you are making me cry. This is the truth about war, and the children are in the middle of it all. This piece is a reinforcing of the human soul to do good for someone, who like you said has a lot of love to share. A child of war, who can be adopted by an allied soldier, and taken out of the dank, dusty, hunger infested streets of her homeland, and given the opportunity to blossom, is a very lucky child indeed, whether the child be a girl or a boy.

Thank you for making my heart glad today, because this piece ended on a very positive, uplifting note.

May the Lord Jesus bless you Felix, and those whom you love. May the Lord Jesus bless all the children of the world, to be happy, and free of strife and war. May the Lord Jesus bless all the decent parents who bring their children up to be responsible and loving. May the Lord Jesus put His mighty arms around all the children that are the victims of mans most inhuman of deeds ... war. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/3/2008
Fee,
Your write is tearing at my very Motherly Nurturing Soul To Hug Her & Shelter Her From The Horrid Scars She Is Witnessing To.
Where are my tissues. Its very emotional write.
Embraced~Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Morning Star 4/3/2008
This piece brings tears to the heart
Tells a sad, sad story
Powerful write!!
Peace Love and hughsssss...Morning Star
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/3/2008
Felix this is beautiful, a very touching write that pulls my heart strings. Thank you for sharing.

Lov ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Sanja Dayslink 4/3/2008
What a beautiful write - from a beautiful man. With a heart as big as yours, I could picture you doing much the same thing if found in that situation. Keep those warm thoughts coming, you warm my heart with your continuous works.

Sanja xo
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/3/2008
Very powerful poem Fee. Tugged at my heart. Deborah:)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/3/2008
Fee this tears at the heart. Outstanding write.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/3/2008
Tears began as I saw her standing and your poem brought them on faster!
Wow Fee, you have a way with words!
The ending is Perfect!
Stay Well and Strong Sweet stuff!
Write On!
Warmest Blessings, LOVE, LIGHT and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Shexooo

STay Positive!
STay Strong!
My prayers are with so many, for many answers to unknowing wisdom that keeps entering my mind at this Chaos of times!
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 4/3/2008
This one leaves me teary-eyed...few things stir my heart as much as compassion. You have expressed it well.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/3/2008
You old dog! ! ! you still have that masterful touch that only those of pure heart can put the noble feeling in write.
Many of old veterans remember many a little boy or a little girl in Europa's WWII, in Korea and in Nam. The children paid the price, everytime.
Thanks for a keeper to come back again and again to remember that war wasn't all flag, ribbons and Purple Medals.

Georg

PS never forgot you in my prayer Fee, stay well.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/3/2008
Hearwrenching....ANd a big apology as I've been occupied elsewhere and neglected my friends in here, specially You my dearest.Hugs Cherrypie
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/3/2008
a beautiful story--touching and well written
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/3/2008
So very sad, yet such a marvelous ode to the valiant soldier.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/3/2008
Oh my,beautiful writing sweet Fee,just excellent,,stay safe and well...Hugsssssssssss....stay warm
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/3/2008
Aww, this is so heartwarming; even in the midst of war, love prevails! Beautiful message in this, Fee; bravo! One of your best!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/3/2008
Fee,

Excellent write and a outstanding read. Fate does have a way of taking care of us. Peace, Love and God's Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 4/3/2008
Fee -this is lovely - love the twig line - the one arm image is a strong one for me in many ways, good to read this poem i can clap with both hands - lovely :o)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/3/2008
Such beautiful writing. I love the ending.
Reviewed by Carla Cherry 4/3/2008
This poem is lovely. The imagery is very strong, and I love the rhymes. Thanks for sharing!



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