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To The Heroes

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To The Heroes

Through the news I heard you’d passed away;
as if by God’s hand the skies turned gray.
Now memories are mine, they come to stay
because you, my hero, have no more to say.

I know you’d rather the hero’s mantle not wear
but I’ve placed it o’er your shoulders with care
for when decisions were needed, you’d not spare
a moment’s breath, you would rise to ensnare

the villain that came with threats to impart.
and seeing evil in the villain’s cold, cruel heart,
because you were trained well and so complete
the villains left quickly their pilot’s seat.

A suit of armor was your green and tan cloth
hearing orders to all men, take the villain at “no cost”;
whether your life hung upon the thin balanced brim
was not in your mind, your only thought was to rid him.

Today is too, too quiet, the ground cold and still
a hero today buried, it was government’s will
that the fight be fought over lands thus caught
between the arguments of men, that goverment wrought.

©KRJ
7 September, 1999


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Every poem you write is about something original; it's like Forrest Gump said: 'You never know what you're going to get'! I like this one muchly, Sunshine.
Pepper
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powerful and very moving......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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3 posted 09-08-99 08:34 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Severn, I think I will print and wallpaper your comment among my pink slips...and Pepper, your comments keep me moving.

Thank you both ever so!
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