Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Belle Ami, iStacey Chillemi, iIolanthe Woulff, iRichard Harris, iJanice Scott, iG. Rynk, iJay Onwukwe, i

  Home > Military > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Rebecca S Russell

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 505 Titles
· 1,431 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2006

Rebecca S Russell, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Revenge of the Castle Cats
by Ken Brosky

Book 3 in The Grimm Chronicles series closes out Alice's first adventure with a bang! ... and a hedgehog...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
by Andrew Feder

Then what would you think? if you could leave your physical body and astral project yourself finding yourself in someone else’s body who had..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Military)
  1.  A Salute to Veterans
  3.  A Direct Encounter With Nazi's

Remembering Those Who Serve
by Rebecca S Russell

Monday, July 05, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Rebecca S Russell
•  Survivor
•  Single Persons Awareness Day
•  Christmas Eve Apart
•  Angus the Horrible
•  A Child For Christmas
           >> View all 492

They come from
Different towns
In different states,
Each called
By a sense of honor
And a desire
To make the most
Of their lives;
They lose their hair
On their first day
At "camp,"
And their innocence
On their first day
Of battle;
Will lose their lives,
While others
Will lose their minds,
All will lose
A bit of their humanity
When they face
The enemy's fury.
On this sunny Sunday
As we celebrate
Our independence
And our freedom,
I think of all
Those men and women
In the air,
At sea,
And hunkered down
In the sands
Of foreign lands,
Eating their MRE's
While they defend us
From those who
Are so determined
To destroy us;
And I send
A quiet prayer
And "Thank you"
Winging their way
Before joining my family
And my friends
At the picnic table
Laden with food
And bedecked
In patriotic splendor. 


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/6/2010
Remembering those who serve will make forgetfulness out of date and give an everyday thought to the ones that really deserve our thoughts.


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/5/2010
As the daughter, sister, niece, cousin of Veterans, as well as a USAF Veteran, myself, thank you for honoring sacrifices, paid. A beautiful, beautiful write, Rebecca: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.