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Even in the darkest moments of my life...I am aware that 'nothing' I go through can compare to what so many members of our armed forces have ...and are still...going through in defence of this great nation. I am so thankful for them. You see, as the mother of a veteran...I take it personal...


 J ust who are they...coming from every corner of this nation...those who...

U nder the leadership of that 'invisible' hand...and...

S eeing their country's plight... elect to...

T ake the vows of perseverance and loyalty...they are


S ustained by nothing of God and country...opting to...

O verlook the perils of their response and...

L eaning... heavily upon faith...they follow orders to

D eploy to far off foreign lands where the only 'light' is within...but...

I nstead of murmur they bravely fight...some lose their lives...some lose...

E xtremities and there are those who lose their ability to reason...

R ationally...but still...they are proud to have sacrificed it all....

S aints? Maybe some....but most are....JUST SOLDIERS 




Matt 20:16

copywrite; joyce m bell - 11/10/2009  



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Reviewed by C.D. Henley
What a wonderful poem...having done my bid and made my sacrifices for this country, I find it extremely poignant but an honorable piece for all that serve. Thank your son or daughter for there service from another vet.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Just soldiers does them justice, for they are only maimed by the roulette wheel of fortune. And some are accidentally made heroes by their circumstance. Most, I would believe, enter today's armed forces for monetary gain (college, a career, a way to support their young family, etc.) rather than the glory of their country against (often unwarranted) foes of various stripes, some bad, some innocent, and most, just like us, but demonized, nonetheless.

Yes, we should mourn them when they die. Yes, we should support them after they come back. But we should not honor them for war.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Wonderful, wonderful tribute!

B R A V A !!!

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by CJ Heck
This is a beautiful tribute, Joyce. I'm glad I've found your work here at AD. It's a pleasure to read your words.
Hugs to you,
Reviewed by Robert Cosmar
an excellent acrostic, Joyce. You send an insightful message in an unique and well written way.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Richard King
Joyce, this is uniquely conceived and well written, in addition to being very timely... Like it a lot…. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A great tribute to all who have and are serving this great nation. I like the way you crafted the poem!....M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A fine tribute, Joyce; I find it sad that after all of this time man still finds it necessary to send "just soldiers" off to be killed or maimed. The evils of war sadly seem a timeless theme on this planet. Thank you. Love and blessings,

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
A marvelous write and tribute to our brave soldiers.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
A stunning tribute.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
A great tribute to all the soldiers who have sacrifice their lives for this country.take care
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
They are Just Soldiers, but they are our Freedom Fighters, our unsung Heroes. They are our only hope when there is none.
A wonderful poem of praise for a wonderful group known as Just Soldiers.

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
This a a great tribute to the ordinary persons who volunteer to die for the freedom of America. Sell this plack it will heal many hidden wounds of permanently injured soldiers and hurting families.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
And there are a legion of Just Soldiers that all the aspiring to be GOP's promised to take care off and that they forgot once in office.


Reviewed by Daniel Keith
What a beautiful tribute to our men and women of the armed forces. Well written. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Maybe just saints. Patrick
Reviewed by William Bonilla

Joyce this is
an outstanding write and tribute to all our men and women of the armed forces, God bless them all and God bless America
Love & peace

Reviewed by Connie Faust
So inspiring to be reminded of who they are and what they do for us. Excellent work, Joyce.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Beautifully written, Joyce. A great Veterans' Day tribute. God bless.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful write, Joyce; thank YOU for remembering our soldiers! God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
I am humbled to their courage & thier sacrafice
they are more than soldiers...they are true Heroes
Bravery beyond measures
Thank You For Sharing This
Peace, Love & Inspirations
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thank you, Joyce, for honoring those who serve(d) with beautiful, thought provoking lines of gratitude: as the daughter, sister, niece, cousin of Veterans, as well as a USAF Veteran, myself, this means so much. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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