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  4.  A Salute to Veterans

by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, November 07, 2008
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'Nuff said. =]

Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman

not the celebrity smiles or
bodies airbrushed onto
our eyes by the media;
not the multimillioned
glory given to some for
a few hours of work;
not those who write or
sing their words in our
hands or onto our ears:
famous ...

those that signed their name
and raised their hand;
those that donned the uniform
and served their country;
those who went to war:  some
came home, some didn't;
those that gave everything of
themselves for our freedoms --
these are my heroes.  V.I.P.s.

how soon we forget.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (11/7)

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Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/15/2008
Very well said Karla. God bless.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/12/2008
A very moving poem! Yes, they are our heros!.........M
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/12/2008
Another great tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimste sacrifice for our country.I salute them and I salute you :-)

Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/11/2008
of all of the significant figures in the history of mankind, none can hold a candle to those brave American soldiers that with their blood and selfless effort created and have maintinted the greatest democracy ever -- may God bless them everyone -- peace and love to you on a brilliant write in their honor -- JMW
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/10/2008
ANd also mine...beautiful tribute, Karla.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/8/2008
A great write Karla. Those that gave everything of themselves for our freedom-these are my HEROES. V.I.P.s. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/8/2008
those that donned the uniform
and served their country;

They will always be my Heroes, too.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/8/2008
Corporate America want you to forget so more soldiers can be send to defend and conquer their interest abroad.
Knowledge is the worst weapon the corporate world fear.


Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 11/8/2008
Mine too, Karla :-)

As long as you do not forget, and I do not forget (and we will make sure that no one else forgets), all will be well.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/7/2008
very well expressed!
Reviewed by 000 000 11/7/2008
Thank you for honoring our vets, and the ones in active duty as the war continues. Some go on with their lives and do not ever think about those whom have given and are giving to keep us and others free.
Sunshine to you, CarolHawks
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 11/7/2008
Hello Karla,

This is so profound and deep in meaning. Well written my friend.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/7/2008
An apt and timely offering, Karla. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/7/2008
well done
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/7/2008
A deep sense of partiotism penned here. Thanks dear sister and friend
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 11/7/2008
it is Poppy day soon, i don't think people really forget what is known, everyone has their story, if it is known to them, their family story, our history, and war, a part of our lives, touches all in one way or another - we are all survivors of something or other, and there are many days and ways to remember, rememberance is good, educates, good to try and understand complexities of macro history, and to respect the micro tales of individuals - it is important, war (and peace) has heroes, villians, victims, survivors - bravery, sacrifice and all the rest, and is for me and so many others as much a matter of damage and loss as it is of freedom and liberation - war hurts, continues way after it is declared over, and so we have minutes of silence to reflect respectfully on the journey made by those with choice and no choice, and all individual and collective acts that bring us all to where we are - now - your song for Very Important Persons, today read by me and others, the title reminding me of a poem R.I.P.V.I.P, i wrote once for one of mine. Patriotism and sacrifice, what is won and lost, and so much more to think about with much respect to the V.I.Ps you remember in your poem today - thanks Karla, Nicky xx
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 11/7/2008
Amen! Rebecca
Reviewed by Linda Law 11/7/2008
Always so complex and yet right on target! I love that you honor our men and women in uniform... they are our true heroes... thank you, lindalaw
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/7/2008
They are my heroes as well, and I consider you a hero for the service of our country, thank you for standing up for the heros
In Christs Love
Reviewed by steve Chering 11/7/2008
very fair poetry indded.well done/
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/7/2008
Have you compiled your poems about veterans into a book? Some of my favorite poems are about your thoughts on veterans.
Thank you for continuing to help us all remember...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/7/2008
How soon we forget. Ain't it the truth. Sad!! This should be shouted from the rooftops!! Very well penned; brava! And thank YOU for YOUR service to our nation; you're my V.I.P.! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 11/7/2008
VEry well done!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/7/2008
Dear Karla,


'bodies airbrushed onto
our eyes by the media'



Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/7/2008
Very well is too bad that our governments also forget us when we are no longer able to give anymore because our bodies give out.

Reviewed by Charlie 11/7/2008
Nov 11, Veterans' Day... I think you should issue a challenge... --Charlie
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/7/2008
You know, Karla, it's impossible for me to forget.
I can still feel the deck of that DE rocking under
my feet. Nice feeling. Sometimes. -gene.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/7/2008

Beautiful write. We can't do enough for our veterans or their families.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/7/2008
As long as you are out there, I for one will never forget...ed
Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/7/2008
Oh Karla yes they are our VIP's and hero's. We must get life into perspective. Well done, Love and hugs, Bonnie

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