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The Letter- Repost for Veterans Day

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Mike
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0 posted 11-11-1999 10:26 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

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 a 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 reached 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.

To the veterans in Passions, thank you for your service.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-11-1999 10:43 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh Mike, this one brought a tear to my eyes. It is a well told story and oh so sad

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2 posted 11-11-1999 10:47 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful poem, Mike...

And may I add my thanks to the veterans... your service and sacrifices are appreciated!
RSEvans
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3 posted 11-11-1999 10:50 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

As a veteran, I would like to say thank you. There was a time and a war no so long ago where we were not so popular. It is good to see that those who served selflessly in all wars are now honored the same. May fear of losing peace keep us forever vigilant.

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4 posted 11-11-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you for reposting this. It's so sad, yet so real!!!
Fred Hobbs
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5 posted 11-11-1999 11:19 AM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Thanks Mike. Great poem and tribute. Very well done.
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6 posted 11-11-1999 12:04 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Great poem Mike. Gave me goose-pimples.
Nan
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7 posted 11-11-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I could read this one a dozen times - Let's bring it around again, shall we?
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8 posted 11-11-1999 08:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, I'm crying again. This is so wonderful.
What a fitting tribute for Veterans Day.

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Denise

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9 posted 11-11-1999 10:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nicely done again, Mike. Appreciate the appreciation.
 
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