by Rhea N MacDonald
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
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Written at the beginning of the Iraqi war...showing the pain I felt for those lost and the anger I had for protestors. I later found out just how hard this hit with the Vietnam soldiers, as their war was also protested.
Sitting here, a vacant face, one of disbelief,
the ravages of war, the skin now cold, of the man beneath.
A soldier cries, tears of pain, for a fallen friend.
One who now must be sent home, to a family full of pain.
He fought for peace and for hope,
a new world to provide.
He heard the bombs, saw the tears, a world blown up at night.
Bullets flew, and grenades, and Tommys filled the sky...
he fought so bravely, no one knew, that he cried at night.
Family so far away, so many now torn here...
and for his own, freedom rings, for others he shed a tear.
He is a Fallen Soldier, a hero through and through.
He fought for freedoms' ringing bell,
for them and me and you.
So before you condemn this war,
think of all you have.
How many soldiers died, their lives they freely gave,
so that the life you lead is safe from fear,
free to live day to day???
Rhea Noel MacDonald
Rhea Noel's War Poetry
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|Reviewed by David Alexander, Sr.
|To my daughter, wonderful poem. You know how I feel about your work. Love you sweetheart.
Poppa aka David
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
first of all, *salute* for your service to our nation
all soldiers, airmen and sailors are my heroes (as are firefighters, policemen and -women, and emts)
powerfully written, emotional poem...i understand...because i, too, am a veteran (usaf 1983-85), a flag wavin patriot
you better believe i'm proud of my country...i may not agree with some of the politics, but by God, i would defend my nation again in a heartbeat if allowed
(((HUGS))) and thank you, soldier
karla. :( *tearstearstears* o, this made me cry
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|(((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))) Powerful, hardhitting piece! God bless you always! :( >tears < Love, a new friend in Texas, Karen Lynn (who is the sister of two vets, and also is the daughter and niece of vets). So I respect and salute the military, coz there's a lot of military history within my family unit! :) SAAAA-LUTE!!|