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There Are No Words. A Soldier's Dead
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, May 31, 2010
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Remembering the fallen this Memorial Day.

Image of folded flag, (c) 5/31/2010, Karla Dorman.

There are no words.  A soldier's dead.
Just can't wrap that around my head --
too young.  Had his whole life to live --
far too many have had to give --
see his wife and kids sitting there --
for them, a price too much to bear --
he was willing to pay that price --
some have to make the sacrifice,
to go in our place, in our stead --
there are no words.  A soldier's dead.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (5/31)

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/7/2010
Karla, you have taken this grievous situation and wrapped it in the bonds of our heart -- this father, this son, this husband, this brave dedicated man -- one of the heroes of our land -- may peace and love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/7/2010
Powerful and deeply touching
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/4/2010
So sad when people forget ... shame on them! Powerfully stated poem; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/2/2010
Perhaps a couple of grossly inadequate words. Thank you.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/2/2010
powerful and sobering
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/1/2010
Karla, this is a subject that can take up volumes of books to describe the horrors of war, and you have said it so well in just a few lines.

Cheers and peace,
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/1/2010
No words for a loss so deep
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/1/2010
There never are no words to describe the loss of a fallen service man...
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/1/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/1/2010
Taps...let them to be the unspoken words.


Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/31/2010
Extremely profound, Karla. Beautifully done.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/31/2010
Karla, this is so touching and speaks so much for this special holiday honoring our veterans.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/31/2010
I like how you say 'he was willing to pay that price --', Karla, it is, after all, a choice of one, of belief and faith, to protect and serve others' needs. I sat outside myself, today, thinking of those who've died lost lives. Sometimes it seems mine could be sacrificed for others, those others that lost theirs for me... How convulated is that?

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by David Delaney 5/31/2010
Ditto Karla, wonderful tribute mate.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/31/2010
Too sad...e
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/31/2010

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