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by Deborah Ann Tornillo

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This afternoon I received a phone call from the Army regarding my brother who was killed in action (KIA) in Vietnam 30 plus years ago. They asked me for a second DNA from a daughter, or a letter that my brother possibly licked many, many years ago. Have they found him? My hope never dies. My prayers to Jesus, my Lord are to bring him home to Arlington Cemetary for a proper burial...



Today they called

Like so many times before.

This time hope didn’t die.


They have my DNA.

Want yours.

A letter licked or a stamp.


My daughter stepped up.

She’s going to give

Give a swab too.


Danny, you hear me

Mom and Dad do too.

You’re finally together.


Tomorrow, is a new day

I know, lived 30 plus

Since you have been gone.


Jesus, My Lord

Prayers are real

Army wants another DNA.


They have a match

Have my DNA

Danny, they have you too.


Found a card

A Mother’s Day card

Danny, your DNA.


My Jesus, My Lord

Bring him home.

To rest beside Mom & Dad.


Deborah Ann Tornillo

Copyright© 2011


Deborah Tornillo

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Reviewed by Daniel Keith 1/29/2011
Such a beautiful poem with the feeling of hope. I pray that a miracle will happen for you and he will finally come home. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/8/2011
Debra i pray you and your family Will peace at last
Love & Peace
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/6/2011
This touched my heart very deeply...I sincerly hope your brother can be brought home at last to a resting place that honours the gift he gave, of his life...
Loving wishes, Diana..
Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/6/2011
Miracles happen.
This brings all of us to our knees.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/5/2011
VERY SAD.......... MAY GOD BLESS YOU, DEBORAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/4/2011
Oh Deborah, I hope and will continue to pray that one day he will be found. So sorry for the years of anguish and soon he will reunite with your parents and put your heart at rest. Godspeed...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/4/2011
I pray you can bring your brother home where he belongs. Tjis piece honoring him was outstanding.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/4/2011
Very heartbreaking write and I hope he will be returned to his rightful and deserved place of rest and honour.
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