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  ...Triumph of The Wounded Warrior...
by Myles V Saulibio
Saturday, June 19, 2010
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"...In war, there are no unwounded soldiers..."

---Jose Narosky---

Who is this Wounded Warrior? What is He?
  Is it everyman in uniform who wants to be?

The Man sacrificed, time has brought
  Called to battle tasks he was sought

When playful games of youth's thoughts
  Taken away, became stark realities in battle light

His life up to this point was bright
  Full of promises, truth, hope, a desire burn

Now blasted away in a moment learned
  Except for his resolve left there
In a hospital now, bandaged care

Is he really alone, unsmiling, swathe in silent Pain?
  Fearful, miserable, alone with a permanent stain
of  a missing limb, or thoughts of unsecured gain

In face of adversity they thrive these cohorts
  of men and women no longer whole...they seek support

Just a casual care, here and there
  a hello, handshake, and a pat-on-the-back so pure
Life was almost cut short but for a cure
Now, all that is left is the brave wounded warrior to endure

Virtuous triumph---he has all the grace
  Much much more you or I had ever to face
In battle, such fidelity
  Reduced now to daily chores of living, what can be done?

His awkward moves, artificial limbs
  Deserve applause

This is the Wounded Warrior of freedom's cause
  This is he or she

That every man, woman, and child is proud to be...

Copyright 2010 by Myles Saulibio. All Rights Reserved



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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
Truly powerful and written from the soul.
Reviewed by David Maclellan 6/19/2010
A powerful message Myles, and a fitting tribute to all of our men and women that risk life and limb on a daily basis, bravo!
Kind regards,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/19/2010
I can so identify with this one, Myles: even though I was injured in peacetime, pain is pain is pain. An excellent tribute to resiliency and the will to survive.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/19/2010
I agree with Sophia, The spirit of the wounded warrior triumphs, it is that spirit that drives the will to survive and live...I honor all service men and women, it takes a special breed of mankind to serve...A poem worth reading that is for sure!

Peace,love and light,
Reviewed by Sophia Choudhury 6/19/2010
my humble salute to every wounded soldier and the poet of these body is wounded and not the Spirit------it dwells in places where others cannot hope to go-----yes---everone would like be in this state of grace---very few attain it!
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