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Nameless Icons
by Annabel Sheila
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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A tribute to our brave men and women who have always defended our freedom....


Elvis, Marilyn, Michael and “O”,
We’ll always remember them and yet,
Hitler, Bin Laden, and a ripper named Jack,
Are names we’ll never forget!
Reverend King, Mother Theresa and a princess named Di,
Different and yet the same!
Their spirits emblazoned upon the world
We reverently speak their names!
But there are icons that have no name,
Yet they sacrificed their lives.
Thousands of soldiers who bravely fought
So hope and freedom could thrive!
We’ll never know every one of their names,
Too many have died through the years.
Leaving mothers, fathers, daughters and sons,
Adrift in a sea of tears!
But we must immortalize all of them,
And our children must understand why
Those heroes fought to protect us all,
Even though they knew they might die.
We must never forget our defenders,
For without them where would we be?
They believed in justice and freedom for all,
And because of them we are free!

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/23/2010
Sadly the list grows. I am grateful but angry. Patrick
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/22/2010
Annabel no one could say it better then your words you've just shared. Great tribute.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/22/2010
You are so right with this write anna, we can never thank enough those you allow us to live in a country so unlike the ones they have fought to bring peace and harmony to.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/21/2010
Wonderful tribute to all - past and present and future!

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/21/2010
Very thoughtful poem here, my friend. I know the name of one of our wonderful, brasve men:In Memory:

U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Jordan (A.J.) Castro
U.S. Army Soc. Andrew Jordon Castro 20,
was killed on Saturday, August 28, 2010
in Afghanistan
A.J. is the youngest son of my neighbor of sixteen years and I saw this boy grow from a four year old child to a wonderful man.
Reviewed by Artūrs Lūsis 9/21/2010
No one seems to remember Stalin who managed to kill more than 25 million people. Europe had two terrors, at least - Hitler AND Stalin.

But never mind that - diverse, immense piece that shows one of the greatest conflicts our made & experienced histories will ever have, only the actors change, situation keeps the same.

thank you!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/21/2010
Thank goodness for these brave people, and we shall remember them always thanks to you.

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/21/2010
AMEN, Annabel. As long as one person remembers, they will not be forgotten. They won't be Nameless Icons if I can help it. Excellent poetry, powerful reminder.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/21/2010
That is correct, and we all would be writing and reading in German.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/21/2010
To remember them at all, my dear friend, is quite enough. They weren't after accolades, they were just fighting for what they believed was right.
Reviewed by D Johnson 9/21/2010
Wonderful tribute to those unnamed...

Cheers with hopes for peace,

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