PAID IN FULL (For Gold Star Mother's Day) © 2012, Karla Dorman
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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The heart remembers. So does the womb. ...
Gold Star Mother's Day is September 30, 2012.
Image © 2012, Karla Dorman
You know what? Just because their
sons, their daughters, aren't here,
doesn't mean they aren't mothers:
the heart remembers. So does the
womb. Arms hold only memories
now, ghosts of what-could-have-
beens. Maybe a note, maybe not.
Heads bowed, they cry until there
is nothing left. The very least we
can do is honor their sacrifice ...
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|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Karla, you have reached into the heart and delivered a compassionate work that honors them and recognizes the horror of their agony. We cannot compensate them for their losses. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Glad I caught this at the right time, Karla, because I wholeheartedly agree. Who can know the pain of such a loss? A bereavement of sorts but without, often, the ability of closure. My heart goes out to those who suffer each and every day as a consequence. May they find peace and resolution somehow, somewhen. xx|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Beautifully written, Karla...what a wonderful tribute.
|Reviewed by Keith Rowley
|A superb and moving tribute.|
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|Oh, Karla. A wonderful, glorious poem that speaks deeply from the heart. I was mesmerized as I read your words, reading them over and over again as they sunk gracefully into my spirit. AWESOME, girl!
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|How right you are,Karla...
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Too many lost to rich men's wars… mothers left behind, suffer.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|The very best we can do is honor their sacrifice. AMEN! Powerful reminder; well done, Karla!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(