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Afghanistan
by john k zimmerman

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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in solidarity with the men an women of the Canadian Forces serving in Afghanistan.

His is Name is Serge, or, Jack
Henri, or Ramon, or Roger

He comes from Major Saskatchewan
or Fort St John, or Winnipeg, or

Calgary, or Halifax, or Trios Rieviers

He answerers the drum of
The Lord Srathconna Horse,
The Queen’s Own,
the Van Doos,+
Royal Canadian Regiment,
or the Princess Patricia’s++,
storied regiments all.’
He is descended from men
who fought at Vimy, and Ypres,

Singapore, Dieppe, and Normandy;

who kept the peace from Suez

to Palestine and places too small

to remember, too painful to forget.
The Captain whistles,

the Sergeant barks  and this

Canadian soldier picks up his
gun and his helmet and
marches off
into the Afghani Dusk.
 
notes
+Royal 22e Règiment
++Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
 
 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 4/1/2009
May the civilized world unite with your Country's heroes and end the antiquated evil beliefs and discriminatory ways of the foces of evil in Afghanistan.
Miller
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 11/12/2008
Excellent- we should all remember our friends in Canada who fought and died with our men many many times.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/12/2008
If we had no wars, we wouldn't need to separate family from family...total peace is the ONLY answer...ed
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/11/2008
God bless ALL who serve their Nation - beautifully penned rememberance of sacrifices made/paid on behalf of men and women in the military! You honor Canada's finest with lines of historical significance. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 11/11/2008
Thank you Canadians. Wonderful tribute. Liz
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/11/2008
Well done and as a Canadian from Halifax with many friends and family in the Armed Forces this one had special meaning to me.

fee
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/11/2008
John, we salute the Canadians in Afghanistan, and hope
they'll be home soon. -gebe.
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