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But For God's Grace
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, July 06, 2009
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Two videos inspired these lines. I'd be grateful if you watched them.

Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman

1st video (c) 2009, naturalsciencefan

2d video (c) 2009, rbonser

each one a prayer sent
up to remind us of those
who have tasted war -

what i think of when
i hear the concussive thud
of mortars firing -

soldiers and sailors,
airmen and Marines and those
who've been left behind -

when i see the bombs
bursting overhead ... there but
for God's Grace, go i.

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (4/6)

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/14/2009
You are a gifted writer. This one is wonderful, so is the picture.

Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 7/10/2009
Well said Karla.. Great picture!.....M
Reviewed by Cryssa C 7/8/2009
Beautifully put...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 7/8/2009
You always say it so well, Karla...
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/7/2009
They & we appreciate your effort to remind us all. Patrick
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/7/2009
yes indeedy, Karla. Never stop saying it... or thinking it. Over here, I live only a few miles from our biggest army infantry training base on the Dorset heathland and coast... inspite of all the "war-scapes" the natural scenery is STILL stunningly beautiful and seemingly inexhaustive. I shudder when I think how quickly our forces go from the peaceful serenity of here... to the mortal dangers of... there... Hearing the guns firing every day sure reminds me... as does your poem. xx
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/7/2009
YOu are a good advocate for those who fight in wars to keep us free! Well done, Karla!...ET
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/7/2009
to remind us of those
who have tasted war -

You remind us very well, and we all need to remember.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/7/2009
Another 4th of July passed by but no Veteran saw any fireworks when being screwed yet again...maybe next year?...or the next?...or never?


Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/7/2009
So very well put, Karla.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 7/6/2009
Amen! Powerfully penned, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/6/2009
Profound wisdom in these beautiful, patriotic lines. God bless....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/6/2009
This is beautiful linking to the videos now
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 7/6/2009
This is so well written and comes from the heart. Wondeful Karla.

With Love,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/6/2009
Simply beautiful in every way...heartfelt!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/6/2009
Karla, your message is convincing and profound -- it is so because it comes from your heart and soul, the heart and soul of a compassionate Amercan -- your passion for the preservation of mankind and love of those that were duty bound voluntairly, 'til death released them, from their sacrifices for humanity -- peace and love my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 7/6/2009
Very well penned. Keep the fight going even if it is here! God Bless American troops.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/6/2009
You remind us, Karla, that the realities of war
that shape the life or death routines for so many
also haunt the dim memories of some. -gene.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/6/2009
A wonderful message.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/6/2009
I read this after returning from a service for the wive of a sailor/aviator who's helicopter crashed many years ago off sable. the Navy is taking her ashes out to be reunited with him in a burial at sea service. This poem brought back to me anyway the dangers and risks are serviceman face in wartime and in peace. Great jub Karla,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/6/2009
WOW! What a powerful write, Karla; very well penned! And the videos are AWESOME!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/6/2009

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