|Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
|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
|touching Belle, great tribute to our vets and their families, the vetnam war was terrible for this, :-)hugs|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|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
|A wonderfully honest tribute. Much appreciated. -- Jeff|
|Reviewed by John Leko
|...sad pen and honest write...return memories...over and over again...and your final line...could not be anything but...
excellent La Belle...
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|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
|The horror of ingratitude. Thanks for sharing this one.|
|Reviewed by Tracey Hardie
|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
|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
|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.
|Reviewed by Dark Knight
|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
|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...
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|A very powerful write that rends the heart with its sadness.
The accompanying music adds to the impact.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Your last line says it all. It isn't just the fallen that suffer. Sometimes, it lasts generations...
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Sad, sad write Belle. Very well done my friend. God bless.|
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|OMG, this brought tears to my eyes....|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|*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
|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
|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
|Quite poignant Belle, you certainly have driven the message home!
Amazing Miss Belle, have missed you, godspeed!
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|The pain must be aweful for those who are
waiting for the news..
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|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|