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A Fathers Grief
by ronald a genise
Saturday, August 05, 2006
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I wrote this in responce to a letter from my best friends sister in 1965 it was also my last write for forty one years.


A FATHERS GRIEF  HAS JUST BEGUN

FOR HIS COUNTRY HE GAVE HIS SON

WHEN LAST SEEN HE TOLD HIM TO BEHAVE

NOW HE STANDS WEEPING AT HIS GRAVE

A BETTER SON NO MAN COULD ASK FOR

WHY OH WHY DOES THERE HAVE TO BE WAR

MOM AND SIS HEAR HIS SOBS IN THE NIGHT

DAMN THOSE WHO SENT HIM TO FIGHT
 

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Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/5/2006
Just today I was speaking to another member here at Author's Den who lost his son in Iraq. So many die...so many aren't even given the defenses that is due them in the first place. Some purchase their own bullet proof vests and even pay for armour for their vehicles. War certainly has changed and America sure hasn't provided the defense it once did for our forces. This is a great disappointment to me and I'm not on the frontlines.

Your poem here is a sad tribute to a loss of priceless proportions.
The fate of our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers etc...should be the number one priority of our leaders...our president. Since Viet Nam...nothing has changed when itcomes to the void a loss leaves when war claims another American. It's time to think about why the word "priceless" means more to the families who've grieved (grieve) than it does to our own Congress and President.

Susan
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/5/2006
That's a long time ago Ron, yet the memory lingers on! Nam was a terrible war for those who had to fight it.It left scars on all of us for various reasons. It looks like we never learn doesn't it?

Eileen
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/5/2006
PRAYERS OF LOVE, COMFORTER..THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD...LOVE AND PEACE TO YOU
IOLA
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