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Vicky M Semones

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Final Honors
by Vicky M Semones
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Selected by Arlington National Cemetery for publication, Memorial Day, 2012. Remembering and honoring the incredible men and women who have served in our country's military.


Riflemen pose, aiming toward twilight:

Eternity in their sites.

Weapons held at decorated chests:

Merciful, cruel embrace.

 

Bullets explode:

Precise shouts of seven resound as one,

Perforate the veil of senses,

Split our hearts – again - again.

 

Lone bugler kisses cold metal:

Trios of sweet, salty notes;

Sorrowful farewell lullaby

Sears our wound.

 

Shroud of honor - unmasked,

Lifted from its bier of heartache;

Thirteen folds - creased,

Contain a memory, a dream.

 

Distant lightning cuts deepened sky.

Silhouettes in mourning.

Rolling moan of grief

Thunders in our soul. 

 

 (c) 2012, Vicky M. Semones

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/22/2012
Powerful, Vicky, all I can say as the 21 guns thuds its way home in lines of remembrance. Bless the Fallen and their families, and you, for honoring them.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/29/2012
Vicky, Twenty-one gun salute,well done...Enjoyed.

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/28/2012
WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WENT THROUGH. THANK YOU SEEMS SO INSIGNIFICANT AS WE HONOR THEM NOT ONLY ON THIS DAY BUT... EVERYDAY. A FINE, HEARTFELT WORK AND THANKS FOR SHARING. BLESSINGS, LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/28/2012
You aim your sights at the core of the reason for Memorial Day. And you hit a bull's-eye.

Ron
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/28/2012
Powerful poem, Connie; thanks for remembering our brave heroes! SALUTE!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/27/2012
You captured the intensity of battle well and shared with us what men (and women) in combat have to face all too often.
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