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Arlington
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Image of clouds, (c) 2010, Karla Dorman.


Standing up to their full height,
the clouds give a respectful
salute to those laid under
fields of honor --- even the
wind remembers and comes to
a pause, if for a moment,
before rushing to other
duties.  The only sounds are
the volleying thunder of
twenty one guns echoing
through the sad bugling of
'Taps.'  Another family
says 'goodbye' with tears of loss:
too many crosses to bear
reach to the skies in the hopes
they will not be forgotten.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (5/27)
 

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/13/2010
A beautiful poem in honor of those who have given everything, Karla. Love and hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Dorothy Krusky 6/1/2010
Yes Karla, "in the hopes they will not be forgotten" IS the only ONE thing a soldier asks of his fellow citizens. When we forget, we repeat our past not learning from all those who died serving in the military. Maybe more people should be reminded and this poem is a wonderful way to get the message out there. Great work!

Smiles,
Dorothy
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/31/2010
KARLA - MAGNIFIQUE!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL SERVICE AND SACRIFICES!

AND ... MAY GOD DAMN TO HELL ALL THOSE MISCREANTS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION - AND ALL POLITICIANS WHO HAVE FAILED TO TREAT OUR VETERANS WITH THEIR EARNED BENEFITS !!!

SEMPER FI !!! TOM.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/28/2010
Oh, Karla. This is w o n d e r f u l !!! Word's wrong -- smacks of trite, I know --, but I am too stunned to think. Anyway, there aren't any adjectives that are strong enough. P e r f e c t comes close, but no cigar. L O V E. this!!! Hate to take pleasure when pain and loss are the theme, but your compassion and artistry have once again
warmed my heart and made me resolve to be a better poet.
P e r s o n!! Keep 'em comin', Luv. 'Ratair N. Texas Hugginyoo' -kk !!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/28/2010
"Taps" is lost in the cacophony made by the greed that doesn't care about filling Arlington...or any other soldier's resting place.

Georg

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/28/2010
a beautiful tribute
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/28/2010
Beautiful, Karla.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/27/2010
Karla, this is so emotional and so beautifully written.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/27/2010
Karla,

No, they will never be forgetten. The picture is awesome.

Mary
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/27/2010
Karla, the wind hears the great silence left behind by the loss of them -- a void never to be filled exactly the same way they filled it -- may peace and love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/27/2010
Nice bit 'o writing, awsome picture.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/27/2010
Never will they be forgotten, as long as just one remembers...e
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/27/2010
Outstanding write, Karla; perfect for remembering WHY we REALLY celebrate Memorial Day! God bless those who serve(d), and thank YOU for YOUR service! *SALUTE*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/27/2010
Fantastic write Karla..one of your best. I could so picture this being recited with the Last Post being played softly in the background.
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