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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 11-08-1999 07:56 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Soldier With Wings
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

If I should ever meet
a soldier in the sky ..
I'd snap a crisp salute
and never pass him by.

If, on my walk through Heaven,
I should chance to meet
a soldier there walking ...
I'll fall right to my knees.

I'd look up at him with honor,
love and thankful prayers.
For every freedom I ever had,
was mine because he cared.

He gave his life in battle
to keep this land free.
A place where I could remember
the choices he left for me.

I will remember,
with a thankful heart,
the soldiers who gave their lives
then from us did depart.

So if I should meet
a soldier in the sky ...
I'd fall to my knees
and look him in the eye.

I'd take just a moment
and thank him for the price,
he paid so I might live
in a land so nice.

I'd shed a tear of thankfulness
for my freedom, among other things.
He was somebody's child ...
this soldier with wings.

After a moment of thanks,
he'd turn and walk his way.
One hug around his neck
among the medals he displays.

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© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-08-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Such a moving tribute, Marge. Very moving.

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Denise

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2 posted 11-09-1999 01:57 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautiful tribute!

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Munda
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3 posted 11-09-1999 03:20 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is beautiful : )
Toerag
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4 posted 11-09-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Sweetie....your stuff is fantastic!!!
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Amen to that Marge--great poem.
Marge Tindal
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Beautiful friends. Denise, Watcher,Munda, Toerag, and Martie, thank you for the compliments on this piece. The honor goes to the men and women who inspired it.
And so it is done.

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What a heartfelt poem. As a ex soldier I fully know the wages of the job and to hear the thanks by those I fought for in war expressed in words is a priceless gift. Thank you!
Drauntz
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8 posted 05-17-2007 01:51 AM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

I shall cry... indeed.

beautiful poem.
dgvarner
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9 posted 07-01-2007 10:30 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

Awesome!  this is awesome...
Having lost a friend in the military a few years ago, I feel this one even stronger!  I really appreciate this write, margie...

hugs, g
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