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If I Were A Bugle
by Paul Berube
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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I'd like to be of brass and worn
A bugle sweet and pure
For when I blew my shiny horn
All would bow for sure

The world would rise at reveille
As the day of work began
But when I sounded my retreat
Deep sleep would quell the land

When brave and loyal soldiers passed
At their repose I'd play
The sound of taps would grace the land
To send them on their way

In the end, when judgement came
Upon a cloud so white
I'd sound the call for all to kneel
When Our Lord came to sight.


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Reviewed by John Domino
"In the end, when judgement came
Upon a cloud so white
I'd sound the call for all to kneel
When Our Lord came to sight."

These lines set your poem head and shoulders above all the rest.

God Bless America and the troops that defended her!

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Such an honor you have bestowed on a simple bugle. If each of us could only share in that humbleness what a wonderful world this would be.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Love this one!
Reviewed by Sheri Uy
Dear Paul,

This is so beautiful. You're right, a bugle signifies many things when it sounds. Can be merriment, celebration, announcement of things coming and are at hand, and yes, even death. Enjoyed. It's good to be back and read your works again, Paul.

Blessings to you,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
At Attention....I Salute You Poet!
"If I Were a Bugle" sounds off towards honor & commitment of times gone by & those to come...
Much Love To You Poet
Peace, Love & Poetry
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Uplifting sentiments, Paul. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
What a marvelous and meaningful poem
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
Blow that bugle Paul, and be the one to deliver music to our ears. The joyous music of all is the heralding of our Lord who has come to judge the mighty and the meek. Thank you for sharing this delightful poem.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by jude forese
enjoyed the supernal music to this poem ...
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
A beautiful poem with a powerful meaning, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
The bugle has its own plaintive sound! Thanks for sharing this special poem with us.....M
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
What strikes me about this poem the most is the support you offer the soldiers, even as a bugle. You're behind them; you were them. A beautiful tribute to your experiences.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Yes, for certain sure, it is the bugle of all instruments that quickens in our spirits and we have an automatic reflex to hearken to its call. This poem speaks like the voice of the prophet, the early warning system to the people, calling for a response. A beautiful aspiration and a wonderful analogy. You have a bugle heart, Paul! :)) xx
Reviewed by Jodee Kulp
Having just buried my father under a 21 gun salute - I salute your poem.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Paul this is a beautiful poem, with a strong voice.
Reviewed by miss choos
I like this Paul.

Can you give kudos on this site?
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Great write Paul. Be well and God bless.
Reviewed by Kathy Kopp
Nice personification, Paul. Good rhyming. Are you planning to take up the bugle?

Peace and love,

Reviewed by E T Waldron
You gave a whole new light to how wonderful a horn is!
Great poem, Paul!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
wonderful!-i love it
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
....If I were a Bugle....The title alone is so moving, your poem is absolutely beautiful, I hear this worn bugle blowing in the winds.
Love and Blessings,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
An inspirational wonder so deep and true....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Stan Grimes
Wonderful write. I can remember those sounds from my years in the army.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
And you'd make a darn good one, Paul; blow away! We need to get the word out!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Nice to see you again sweet Paul...lovely writing dear well and always safe
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Enjoyed this Paul such a sweet innocent quality of hope to it. Well done my friend.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
SUch nice work, Paul. It's so nice to see you posting again.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Gorgeous, Paul, this write: played, beautifully. Well done!

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