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Coming Home/ Memorial Day
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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For Memorial Day. Thank you to all our troops, those fighting now, those who fought in the past, those who paid the ultimate cost, those who are still paying. Some wars must be fought, some never should have been but regardless, you and your families deserve our respect and gratitude for your love of country and your many sacrifices.




Coming Home
By La Belle Rouge

she waited and tried
not to watch the nightly news
though compelled to see
corpses in uniform laid out in rows
and to wonder.......

was one of them him?

she waited and pictured
his smile and how handsome he looked
in his dress greens at her prom
she remembered his hands
his lips......his touch in the night

would he come home whole?

would he come home at all?
when he did come back at last
she could only remember ....him
before the war, before he died inside
in a foreign jungle airlifting corpses

the cruelest wound of all

was an unappreciative country
no hero’s welcome, applause, parade
jeers and spit at the airport
wounds so deep not even her love
could begin to heal his pain

rows of corpses, one of them was her



5/24/2008 La Belle Rouge

“Poetry, Soul Whispers”

Music "God Bless The USA"



 

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 5/28/2008
You have an incredible gift of poetry. Your poem is a compeling and loving insight. This one makes my heart cry out for all who have suffered the personal tragedy of war...it is a truly personal glimpse into the feelings of family and veterans. Well done my friend.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/28/2008
touching Belle, great tribute to our vets and their families, the vetnam war was terrible for this, :-)hugs
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/27/2008
This is like receiving a thousand lashes plus the salt that follows... this hurts! Agony upon agony which is sadly often all too true. Thank you for penning this with such realism, Belle. I could not begin to even go there. That picture brings me to my knees. Bless you and please be well. Love, Kate xx
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 5/27/2008
A wonderfully honest tribute. Much appreciated. -- Jeff
Reviewed by John Leko 5/26/2008
...sad pen and honest write...return memories...over and over again...and your final line...could not be anything but...
excellent La Belle...
John
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/26/2008
Horror in your words bring back memories as I waited for the return of my husband, I thank God daily for his safe return, but still cry for those who are living daily with the emptiness of their loss one.
Thank you for sharing LaBelle.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/25/2008
The horror of ingratitude. Thanks for sharing this one.
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 5/25/2008
Hey La Belle! My God what a heartfelt write....this happens too many times... do you think we will ever learn from the history of war! I have missed reading you.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/25/2008
the cruelest wound of all

And far too many have had to endure this. I often wonder if we as a nation, will ever learn.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/25/2008
Coming back from Nam, many of us got jeers and spitting, despite wearing in our uniform upper sleeves the flag of the United States of America. We regreted then, not to have been coming back in a bodybag.

Georg
Reviewed by Dark Knight 5/24/2008
yeah nicely done-I think long after this war is over there will be a lot of pain to work through-well done
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/24/2008
Heartwarming tribute to our brave troops...it's as about as real as it gets, Belle. Thank you so much for this patriotic gift of poetry you serve us this Memorial weekend...know that I always love you and cherish your quill to the bleeding heart...burning the midnight oil with you...be well always, La Belle Rouge...

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/24/2008
A very powerful write that rends the heart with its sadness.
The accompanying music adds to the impact.

Connie
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/24/2008
Your last line says it all. It isn't just the fallen that suffer. Sometimes, it lasts generations...

Ron
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/24/2008
Sad, sad write Belle. Very well done my friend. God bless.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/24/2008
OMG, this brought tears to my eyes....
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/24/2008
*shivers* Powerful, powerful - thank you for remembering the cost, the cost, the terrible cost - not only to our military men and women, but to their families, as well -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/24/2008
Powerful writing, Belle; thank you for remembering our veterans! God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/24/2008
Too many deaths from the war and making people all over so sad each time one near their home is sent home dead. The ones who come alive have scars inside that will never heal either. And the maimed, who knows what a life they will make anymore.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/24/2008
Quite poignant Belle, you certainly have driven the message home!
Amazing Miss Belle, have missed you, godspeed!
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/24/2008
The pain must be aweful for those who are
waiting for the news..
Ron
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/24/2008
Oh, I have chills so bad reading this. I can't imagine the pain of those who wait for their loved ones to come home. Excellent write for this weekend and very touching. Love, Bonnie



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