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Freedom's Sacrifice

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Tim
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0 posted 07-01-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

The doctor said, shan't make it through the night
Frail old woman, asleep in fading light
I tiptoed in and stood beside her bed
And as she woke, I heard her as she said,
Did you read the letter, Johnny sent to me?
It's right there on the table, take a look and see
Johnny is my only child, he's gone away to war
Last night I got his letter, and now I'm sad no more
Johnny says he loves me, a hero he's become
He says the war is over, and soon to home he'll come
Will you be so kind sir, and read as nurse has done
For my eyesight fails me, the letter from my son
As I reach for letter, I see her fade away
At peace with her creator, I slowly go my way
In hand I held her letter, from president it read
We regretfully inform you ma'am, that John, your son is dead....
© Copyright 1999 Tim - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-01-99 11:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This touched me. It was so sad!
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2 posted 07-02-99 03:48 AM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

A true hero he is though. No greater sacrifice than that of a man who lays down his life for another. I have never been so mad in my life, as when I watched Saving Private Ryan and that coward that fought to set the POW free, just froze on the staircase as the former POW killed his two buddies, then he just let him walk away as he sat there and cried like a little woose that he was. Then the same POW killed some other guys. All b/c of that one COWARD who was too afraid to fight. Johny is truely one of the great heros. He wasn't a coward and he laid down his life. No greater honor than that. Unless your his mother.

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Thanks for this Tim. I cried, yes, I admit it. Wonderful poetry!



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4 posted 07-02-99 09:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Little white lies can sometimes mean so much. Thank you for this thoughtful touch
for the dying mother needed such.


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Tim
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Thank you all for your kind comments...
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Superb!

A complete and concise work written in a way that said so much in such an easy to read style. That is for me the mark of a good Poem. ( Iím just sorry I canít recreate this in my rambles )

Superb!
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Once more for the Fourth...
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thanks for the goosebumps...*sigh*

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If I had my mouth I would bite.
If I had my liberty I would do my liking.
In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

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10 posted 07-23-99 12:38 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

This is a beautiful poem.The crem da la crem.
Happy writing

[This message has been edited by Delores Hall (edited 07-23-99).]
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11 posted 07-23-99 04:09 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

This poem was great. It reminded me of the story "The Fighting Sullivans." It was very touching.

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keep on chuggin'
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