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  The Vietnam Wall Memorial
by Lori S. Maynard
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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I had written this poem when I was 14 years old and had a chance to see the traveling memorial for the first time.

The picture was taken as I left the poem with the Wall.

May we never forget them.

I am a soldier who served in Vietnam.
I never saw home again,
nor knew the meaning of calm.

Though the war ended,
its horrible memories linger on.
Our nation still mourns the losses
of fathers, brothers and sons.

I am just a soldier killed..
Unrecognized is my name.
I have a spot on the Wall.
A great memorial of pain.

We are not forgotten
as long as the Wall proudly stands.
Though our names may be wearing off
by being touched by loved ones’ hands.

As long as this memorial stands,
we can never forget
that we served and died for a Nation
and not for Regret.

©October 1993, Lori S. Maynard



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Reviewed by John Domino 1/17/2009
A tribute to those who served.

God Bless!

John Michael
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/18/2008
Beautifully done, Lori. we can hope that one day
there will no longer be a reason for such a wall.
- gene.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/9/2008
Soldiers fighting this war now are to be honored just the same.
They deserve it, they are there because they want to serve for our country and not because they have too. I loved this write.
Reviewed by Walter Jones 3/15/2008
Some live to remember, a soft touch, marble glow in sun and fade as stars cast shadows as does time, so many thoughts your bring with this write, someday.... Thank you Walt
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/15/2008
Powerfully moving, Lori - we should never forget. Well done.

(((HGUS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by John DeDakis 3/15/2008
Hi, Lori.... Very moving. The name of one of my friends is on the wall. I invite you to read my short story "The Wren" here on AuthorsDen. It's meant to make the names on the wall be MORE than just names. JD
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 3/15/2008
I like It Good poem

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