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  1.  that morning along the mezzanine...
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The Officer At The Door
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, August 07, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... Someone knew them, loved them. ....

Image (c) 2010, Karla Dorman

How many more will hear the
dreaded knock of the officer
at the door, bearing bad news?
How many more will lose sons
and daughters, mothers, fathers,
their hopes and dreams? 

Someone knew them, loved them.
How many more will accept a
folded flag, hear the crack! of a
21-gun salute, the mournful cry
of 'Taps'?  Lest we forget the
ultimate sacrifice, paid ----

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (8/7)

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/29/2010
"Il silenzio", the long silence overtook them. Politicos are the only winners in war. A tale of tragedy Karla. May peace joy and love be with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/10/2010
One more is too many. The lunacy needs to end. Patrick
Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader) 8/8/2010
Many more and I hope to never go through it again.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/7/2010
How many more indeed? Very well said, Karla. God bless.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/7/2010
I wish no parent, spouse or child of a devoted and brave serviceman would ever have to hear it again but alas war is as old as the cavemen and sadly I think it will go on forever in one form or another...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/7/2010
Beautifully said, Karla. Hugs,
Reviewed by Richard King 8/7/2010
Sadly true. Wish you'd written this one last week, I just sent the book in to be printed. This one would have found it to have been a nice home. I'll be in touch soon. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/7/2010
And now they're getting ready for Iran. More blood in the mail. Officers working overtime. When is enough enough? Powerful words, brilliantly crafted.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/7/2010
This is happening far too often, Karla, and the government doesn't even seem to give a damn. Sad. Meanwhile, the enemy is getting away by using their most helpless citizens as human bombs and we are getting charged with war crimes. Something is seriously wrong in Washington, DC, I fear ... God help us ALL! :( Heartshattering write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( *Tears!*
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/7/2010
A very haunting, sad poem Karla...will there ever be an end to it all?
peace, Carole~

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