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Legacy
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, November 05, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Lest we forget ...


It's a deep, dark November in
my soul, even though the sun
is shining.  The wind sniffs
around my shoulders, seeking
a way into the marrow, chilling
me to the bone.  You should
be standing tall at my side ----
instead, I lay tear dampened
poppies at your feet.  Damn
this war.  Your name chiseled
on a headstone is not the
legacy you wanted to pass on
to our son ---- but it is one
I'll make sure he won't forget.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (11/5)

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/15/2010
First class Karla. Very moving and unfortunately, timely. Patrick
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/11/2010
Karla, moving testimony to the madness of war. -gene.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/7/2010
It is a legacy of immense pride and commitment to noble causes. It is just so unfortunate that ultimate sacrifice was required. Karla, a riveting reminder of the sacrifices for freedom, peace and humanitarian causes my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/7/2010
well put!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/6/2010
Chilling and tender, Karla. One of your best poems. I love the imagery of the wind sniffing for a way in. Bravo.
Sheila
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/6/2010
A powerful poem that tugs at the heart and soul...well done, Karla!
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/6/2010
well said, find a peaceful moment today at the memorial there.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/6/2010
Powerfully written, Karla. Very well done. God bless.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/6/2010
Karla amazing lines, you touch the very soul here, I will never forget!
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/5/2010
Such a poignant write, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/5/2010
A most apt and timely offering, Karla. Yes war is hell and hell is probably war. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/5/2010
No one with a son or daughter should have their epitaphs carved onto a stone for that son or daughter to have to read one day...bring our boys home...ed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/5/2010
Poignancy reigns strongly in your lines, Karla; powerfully moving poem! And you BET I won't forget: I CAN'T forget!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/5/2010
So poignant and well-written. The whole thing is so damned tragic!



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