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Scarlet Lid

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broker6
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0 posted 11-18-1999 10:55 PM       View Profile for broker6   Email broker6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for broker6


Scarlet Lid
by „Richard J. Budig

He came home, our hero did,
Or what was left of him,
In a box with a scarlet lid.

Within, in somber repose,
Attached to mournful purple,
Lay a medal in gold of rose.

And tucked safely inside,
An official parchment,
That spoke of valor and of pride.

Few men, if any at all,
Said the crisp little note,
Show such courage as they fall.

"Machine gun fire and grenades
Filled the air and froze the blood,
One man against the cannonade! . . ."

Oh the wellspring of valor is deep,
And its water's so cool,
So now our hero lies asleep.

And every once in awhile,
When she's so alone,
His mother holds the box like a child.

And dreams of him as a kid,
All dusty and bright-eyed,
Before he came home in a box with a scarlet lid.

. . .And dreams of him as a kid,
Before he came home
In a box with a scarlet lid.
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Miss Abagail Mannering
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1 posted 11-18-1999 10:58 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

i really loved this poem....it reminds me of another military poem i read 2 days ago..great imigery...brought things home.

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Denise
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Well done, Richard. Very sad and touching.

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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Oh my, this is absolutely beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

 
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