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Dear Soldier

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-22-2010 07:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


Dear Soldier



Dear soldier, you have traveled far

From where you came to where you are

And now youíre in an unknown place

Where you and God come face to face



You left the peace of your sweet land

And quickly turned from boy to man

With every footstep, every breath

You face the truth of life and death



Dear soldier, I donít know your name

Or the little town from which you came

But this I know, you are my light

You are my beacon in the night



Beneath the stars in shadows deep

There is a vigilance you keep

Youíre watching over all the good

That rendered peace and brotherhood



Dear soldier, you protect the free

The spirit of integrity

And from your cold and distant place

You shine a pride across my face



Dear soldier, I donít know your name

Your deeds will never bring you fame

But this I know, my heart youíve won

You are my brother and my son



You hold the torch that lights the world

You are the flag, aloft, unfurled

You are the flickering flame of youth

That lights the darkest shades of truth



In Godís great goodness place your trust

Until He brings you home to us

I love you, soldier, youíre my light

A candle glowing in my night



Elizabeth Santos

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (02-23-2010 10:07 AM).]

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1 posted 02-22-2010 10:08 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Every woman who has a name

brings to light this very flame.

Those whose sons never were

bear that daughters of sons who sure

are to bear the brunt of timeless times

and listen to poets who give rhyme

to such a beautiful bough of love....

and give gift in seamless glove.

~*~

You always inspire, dear poet.
I hope you don't mind your own inspiration.



Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 02-23-2010 12:56 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you, dear poetess
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3 posted 02-23-2010 01:09 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Blessed soldier, you're a constant light
That shines on our children both day and night.
So that one day these children will be
Parents of children in the land of the free.

Thank you for sacrifices that you make
To safeguard the people's freedom at stake.
Yes dear soldier, you're a welcome light,
Prayers are being said for you on this night.


Liz - you have to read that one at the park for your town this year.
Oklahoma Rose
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4 posted 02-23-2010 12:36 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Elizabeth this is a beautiful tribute to our soldiers. In my line of work I take care of our veterans. Thank you for this beautiful tribute.  a
Robert E. Jordan
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5 posted 02-23-2010 01:02 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo dear Elizabeth,

This is very heartfelt.  Try and remember that many of us troopers, young and old, came out of big cities.

Love Bobby
Earl Brinkman
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6 posted 04-13-2010 10:49 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

This is a good tribute to our soldiers.
Chalmette Guy
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7 posted 04-13-2010 11:11 AM       View Profile for Chalmette Guy   Email Chalmette Guy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chalmette Guy

Thank you for this great tribute Elizabeth.
LngJhnAg
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Liz, you never fail to amaze me and inspire me with your words.  Your poetry flows so seamlessly that I feel as if I am there in the poem.  You are a beautiful spirit.
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 04-13-2010 06:59 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A most excellent and fitting tribute to those in uniform. A very beautiful piece.  Thanks for sharing. Peace to you and yours.

"We'll chase them like rats across the tundra."

Honeybee
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10 posted 04-13-2010 07:52 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Elizabeth,

How gentle and loving you are to have written this beautiful poem....it touched me and inspired me.
Nan
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