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The Forgotten Veterans
by Sherry Gail Heim
Sunday, November 11, 2007
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"To all who have served, thank you; I owe you my life." ~sgh

I wanted to write a poem today but words did not come, then a friend sent me this picture...


The Forgotten Veterans


Be strong, be brave, take care of your mom

Remember your dad, try not to think of that bomb


Life rests on your shoulders, you bear the weight of the world

It’s too much of a burden for only eleven years old


For each loss of life to enemy guns

New Veterans are created in their daughters and sons


Their parents were noble, devoted and brave

They secured for us freedom from our birth to our grave


I am humbled and grateful for the years they had served

Their valor granted me more than I have ever deserved


But there are these other soldiers who did not enlist

Who were handed a flag, as a casket they kissed


So when we honor our Veterans, let us please not forget

Those who walk with sadness in a life filled with regret


Sherry Gail Heim

November 11, 2007


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Reviewed by John Domino 10/6/2008
A great tribute to our veterans!

Reviewed by David Delaney 9/13/2008
Sherry, I don't think there could ever be enough tributes & thank you's to any of our veterans, I have written a number of tributes myself & will surely write more, thank you for your beautiful poem.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/6/2008
a well written much deserved poem of verse Sherry,
Reviewed by Aberjhani 12/24/2007
Blessed be the pen
that takes time and ink
to remember the forgotten.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas
and a New Year overflowing with blessings,

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/24/2007
A most thought-eliciting and kind offering, Sherry. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Safi Abdi 12/24/2007
Well penned tribute!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 12/23/2007
Wonderful tribute, indeed!! Makes you want to weep. Makes me
angry when I think about the benefits that have been taken away
and the lack of attention and respect that is paid. BRAVA FOR
THE EXCELLENTLY-WRITTEN REMINDER. Have a safe and happy holiday season and a new year that keeps getting better and better. Love,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 12/23/2007
What a thoughtful write this is!!! Sherry, thank you for sharing!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

Lots of love,

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/14/2007
...for a person without the words, you certainly do as always a great job...veterans thank you...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/14/2007
One guy in our high school class lost his father in WW II. He always tried harder, especially to please his Mom. He's the only one to get a medical degree.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/14/2007
Whenever a soldier dies, many are touched by sadness. Too bad our government doesn't honour our Vets with the respect they deserve.

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/13/2007
Beautiful tribute to all our veterans, Sherry
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 11/12/2007
Sweet and poignant, Sherry.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/12/2007
n awesome tribute to the vets and their families
You've done an excellent job Sherry
For one who couldn't think of words to write
Peace & love be with you

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/12/2007
Proud, Sad, Noble,, many emotions, Prayers for the service men and women and their families every day.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/11/2007
so very touching
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/11/2007
Straight from your heart! As we remember all our veterans, remember their families who also support and carry the burdens. Remember every day of the year....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/11/2007
Thank you Sherry. Written from your heart. God bless.
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 11/11/2007
“As a witness and survivor of World War II, be assured that your children who came from such a distance to liberate us from the hell of war will never be forgotten; these soldiers represent for us the symbol of Liberty. May God bless them.”
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/11/2007
Veterans always get rubbed the wrong way
I donate to their cause..
Thanks for this special write.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/11/2007
Powerful read; thanks for remembering our fallen and current veteran heroes and heroines! God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/11/2007
Amen, Sherry, Amen. Powerful lines that bring tears to the eyes and a lump to the throat: as a Veteran myself, I salute you for this rememberance of sacrifices, paid. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. (USAF '83-85)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/11/2007
As always Sherry you capture the moment to perfection! I've read them all and thought the tears had stopped, but you made them flow again! Special indeed,as is the photo...

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/11/2007
My heart is bursting today...with thanks and with sadness that I find no words can satisfy. War is what we do to keep our way of living free. The price is pricelss for ao many people. Even for those who haven't given.
God...bless America!

Reviewed by Art Sun 11/11/2007
This day is for all of those who served and for those who serve with the endangerment of their lives...

may those left to follow shine within their paths...

nice work Sherry...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/11/2007
Very heart touching and tender with a sob of love for those young children, wifes and mothers left behind to mourn alone when the fanfare, bugles and gun salutes are over.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/11/2007
Yes. This is probably the first Vetrans Day I haven't written anything. I don't know, somehow I just could not rise to the ocassion and I know I should be ashamed, but I know where my heart lies and that is enough for me today . . . This is special, Sherry . . . Special, indeed . . .
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