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Sentinels at Arlington

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-11-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Like the lonely sentinels,
Whom they represent-
They guard the long forsaken shells-
And care not where they went.
Ash to ash, dust to dust-
Our nations proudest sons,
Lie beneath Virginia fields,
Victims of the guns.
A soldiers duty is to stand
And serve to make a hedge-
Protecting home and hearth and kin,
A nations cutting edge.
Forgotten heroes of the past-
Beneath the sod they lie,
I hear the bugles, fifes and drums,
As they muster in the sky!
“Forward march”! all in step-
They past reviewing stands,
Each one in his alloted spot
According to the lands...
They gave their all and shed their blood
To hold, to take some hill-
And after their objectives fell,
Their bodies lay so still.
The sentinels are silent ones-
Stark crosses, plain and white,
To grace the graves at Arlington
This cold, November night.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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Gunslinger...this is a beautiful tribute. I love all these vetrans day poems

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Denise
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Yes, very beautiful! Thank you!

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Denise

Marilyn
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Wonderful tribute and very well written.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 11-11-1999 11:46 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

A salute of honor ... very well done.

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Excellent!
Tara Simms
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Your words leave me breathless.
 
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