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Young Uniforms Of War
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I just returned from visiting my dear cuz and everyone's friend here on the den Rose. While there her and her husband took us to the National War Museum of Canada and I cannot tell you how choked up I was by the time we finished the tour. So many sacrifices so little thanks, then after reading Georg's brilliant ku this morning this write was the result...for you Georg and all the veterans in all the countries who opose tyranny...

Young Uniforms Of War

By: the son of a soldier

 

Walk through the fields of fire and smoke

not the manicured White House lawns

so save and sound

 

Wade through the mud of foreign trenches

while you duck the whining bullets

 round by round

 

See the teenage soldier’s graves of Flanders

or Normandy beaches where the

soldier’s ghosts abound

 

Explore the young tombstones of Korea

where too many kids left there

Lifeblood all around

 

Sail across the shipping lanes

where sailors breached a sea

that was never safe and sound

 

Perhaps you prefer the hell infested

climate of Vietnam where men

fought above and below ground

 

Can you relate than to the deserts

Where women shared the battlefield

pound for pound

 

 

Lets not forget home guard action

where terrorists fears our life’s

now seem to surround

 

 

So put aside your café latte and get off your padded chair

Go visit your local War Museum see the sacrifices there

Or go see the war memorials with names chiselled deep

Look around at the survivors and see the tears they weep

We owe everything and so much more

To the those young uniforms of war…

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/28/2008
A very moving write my friend, we visited the war memorial at our local park this week, they serve as a much needed reminder of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom...well done!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/27/2008
Pound for pound, this poem fights more than it's own weight, darlin, and makes the heavyweight of my arse on this padded cushion feel very uncomfortable. I don't mean to sound flip. Each and every tribute I have been privileged to read and share in adds to my feelings of both remorse and gratitude. We should be hugging trees AND tombstones. Thank you for this impassioned resume of global struggle and personal cost. Bless you, Pops. Kate xx
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/27/2008
Very powerful and eye-opening, Fee! The last two lines say ever-so-much. We will always owe brave soldiers a debt. I recently spoke to someone who was in Vietnam. It was an honor to listen. Love and Hugs.
Sheila
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 5/26/2008
So put aside your café latte and get off your padded chair
Go visit your local War Museum see the sacrifices there.......

I did just that this weekend dear Fee. Tracing the Vietnam wall in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico landing my finger on my mother's younger brother Johnny. Only 19 when he passed away. I salute all who have sacrificed for the freedom I have to drink that latte in peace. Thanks for the reminder. Well Done, Deborah
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/26/2008
An outstanding statement from your heart, Fee.
Yes, "We owe everything and so much more
to those young uniforms of war..."
How sad we are now contributing to their numbers this day...
Blessings, Love, and Peace ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/26/2008
We must give what we can for what they gave,,Beautiful Fee.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/26/2008
This is spot on Fee, we each have one in our capitol cities, it does us good, is sobering and necessary in this world....far too many of the young have no regard these days for anything above hedonism.
Hugs to yah
Cherrypie
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/25/2008
Beautiful, Fee...straight from your heart.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/25/2008
Fee, this is so profoundly beautiful. So truthful and it really hits me.

Much Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/25/2008
Fee, I love this write & I myself feel the words you write when I visit the soldiers cemetaries. I have also visited the traveling wall, but never a war museum. I surely will like to.
Great Write Poet!!
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/25/2008
Very stark truths here Sweet Fee!
I too have been to a War and Air Museum and tears followed! I felt down and sad and this was on vacation, but I felt a healing taking place, knowing I cared to be there! as many were there with children! I still have the picts. That I found hard to take...
Thank you for writing this much needed poem, of so many hurting, sharing and giving of themselves/etc.

Write On1
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Shexooo

STay Positive!and STay Strong!
P.s. There is so much more of importance than Latte's and laptops for browsing...
Thank you to the families that have sacrificed so much in their hearts! from the honor of their loved ones! fighting for our FREEDOM!
Another reason I like to walk old ancient cemeteries...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/25/2008
So put aside your café latte and get off your padded chair
Go visit your local War Museum see the sacrifices there

Wonderful advice, my friend. We should also be visiting their many gravesites, and visiting those in veteran and soldier hospitals. And not one of us, should ever forget their sacrifice.

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 5/24/2008
The incredible poet in you shines through in this tribute to those of all nations who have taken on the burdern of war to ensure our continued freedom. I, too, honor those who have endured the battles and who have lost their lives.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/24/2008
Felix your words have made me proud and shed tears as I too remember, Thank you for writing such memorable lines and yes everyone should have to go to the museum and see what was done for us and there tears too would weep as they read the many chiselled names. Thank you Cuz fo sharing.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/24/2008
Beautiful words from a heart that cares, thank you for sharing this and helping us remember those that have paved the way and protected this great country....
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/24/2008
(((Fee))),

First of all, thank YOU for your service. Thank you for writing this powerful rememberance of sacrifices, paid - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 5/24/2008
Yes.

This is the second meaningful poem that I have read this morning. Two of two. You and Georg have made an impact on this woman's heart this morning.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/24/2008
*APPLAUSE*

God bless you, Fee, and thank YOU for remembering our brave men and women who serve (and continue TO serve)!! Very well penned; bravo! *SALUTE*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/24/2008
Thanks Fee, your words are to be keep in my library, to remind me that no all men and not all women have feebles memory, and I am sure they are saying thanks, the ones that never came back, and the broken bones Veterans but with not a broken spirit or regret for what they offered.
That silence will be not the sound of remembrance, lets hear Nations, for once, give them the Hurrah! they so much deserve.
Thanks for include me.

Georg



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