|Reviewed by Donna Lynch
|Very touching-hits the soul-very well written, Butch Howard.|
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|Butch this is outstanding!
...an excellent honor for 2nd Lt. James Cathey, Katherine and their child
...such an emotional impact this poem has...the reality of war hits hard, right smack in the heart! So sad...
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
|I am revisiting this piece and am as moved now as I was the first time I was priveleged to read it, Butch. I am so touched and deeply saddened by the timeliness and how it relates to those I know who have loved ones serving in honor and those who share the grief of this young wife for her slain husband. Once again, you do not hesitate to share with your readers your concerns for the world and our own country in particularly , and how sincerely you are moved by them. I am painfully reminded of how precious time really is when a lifetime can end in one day.
|Reviewed by E. Richardson
|outstanding work here, my friend.|
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|Thankyou for this poem. My son is in the army, and I am very proud of his love for his country and manknd.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|What a beautiful write my dear friend, very moving and touching. Such a sad write as well, the final stanza is very powerful! You've expressed it well my friend!
Blessings as always,
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|I saw this sometime a few months ago and it sure gripped me totally. The loss and dedication is obvious and I wanted to cry. Your words have, certainly, made this an immortal part of every heart with compassion for the bravery of our Patriots.
Very well expressed and your heart is where mine is with your pen.
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Honoring the womb to the tomb, Butch, this poem portrays the life-death-rebirth cycle...patriotism orphans an unborn child in the spoils of war...be well, Butch...Blessed Be.
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
Your beautiful expression of genuine love and compassion, should be framed, and given to the honorable 2nd Lt. James Cathey's widow, Katherine, and their son...as a precious Gift of Remembrance.
God bless you, Butch. And God bless our Troops and Allies.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|The men who serve their country with honor
And face death every day for years,
Are not alone in their suffering and pain.
Their families will pay with a lifetime of tears.
How horrifically true, Butch, and my thoughts and prayers are with this family, and all the families of our heroic fallen.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Bless and support all our troops. Each deserves so much more. All who have sworn an oath, yet families shattered for life. So very sad, yet so very true. Thank you for sharing this.
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|This brings back the memory of seven young husbands, sons, and brothes killed one January day in 2005. They were members of my son-in-law's unit deployed in Iraq and one was his best friend... I wipe tears as I read your tribute...)
|Reviewed by Katherine Chandler
|The picture says it all and what a moving picture it is. Your tribute to this fallen soldier moved me to tears, Butch. You write from a loving heart and it shows in everything you pen, my friend. This poem was no exception. Love, Kate|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|So sad, so very sad...I was touched to tears.