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Lunenburg,VT USA

0 posted 06-29-2001 09:36 PM       View Profile for Lisa   Email Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lisa

These wre actually written for Memorial Day but it's all about freedom and what people have gone through to achieve it.

A Revolution

Weíll build our nation strong,
Weíll build our nation right
And so we chose our colors,
To be red and blue and white

The red to stand for the courage,
That we will need to fight
The blue to stand for bravery,
Since we must show out might

The white will stand for honor,
For purity and truth
As we build this mighty nation,
A home for me and you

            War of Independence

A war of Independence,
To prove we had the right
To be an independent Nation,
We had to flex our might
They burnt our Nationís Capital,
While Jackson fought the war
Good thing for Dolly Madison,
She saved a picture and much more

            Drummer Boy

A drummer boy is what I am,
All day I beat the drum
I sound the charge, Advance ,retreat,
Even though I am So young
Around me are the horrors,
My nightmares just begun
Sometimes I wish that I could be,
At home safe with my Mum

             A Prayer

My Brotherís gone to war
in a uniform of gray
And ever since heís gone away
my Motherís cried each day
My Husband wears a suit of blue,
I pray they never meet
Until this war is over,
And they come home to me


Screaming sounds from over head,
Dogfights in the air
Bullets whistle all around,
Dirt lands in my hair
Bombs exploding all around,
And here I crouch in fear
Will I ever make it home again,
To those that I hold dear
But Iím the doughboy brave and true,
sent to save the day
Iíll get those Jerry yet you know
and soon be on my way

                 Say Good-bye

We wave good bye as they leave,
our smiles firmly in place
But our hearts are full of anguish,
We hide our tears with haste
They must not know our worries,
That they may not come home
All we can do is pray for them,
And cry our tears alone

Iím off to fight with Hitler
and spit upon his face
And tell him what I think of him
and his superior race
Iím off to fight the Japanese
for their awful crime
They bombed us at Pearl Harbor
and killed a friend of mine
Iím not sure if Iíll make it home
to Mom and apple pie
But Iíll know Iíve done my duty,
Iím an American GI

               The Knock

There came a knock upon the door,
I answered it with dread
Somehow I knew theyíd come to tell me
that my Bill was dead
As I walked across the floor
and anguish filled my heart
I remembered all the good times
and the day we had to part
He told heíd come back to me
but some thing told me no
So held him a little tighter
before he had to go
And So My Billís a hero
And heís never coming back
But I will always love him
and try to deal with that

               The Conflicted War

Here is the war that never was,
No one admitted we ever fought,
This was only a conflict they said,
Then how come so many of us are dead,
M.A.S.H. Units fought to save lives,
Back at home they learned the Jive,
So think if us and all we did,
Some of us were only kids.

                   A Bobby Soxer

Rock and Roll was here to stay,
this was the call of our day
We bopped, and hopped, shimmied, and jived,
A frantic pace to our lives,  
We wanted to forget all about war,
It was on some distant shore
The men and women in the news reels,
they just didnít seem to be real
If we ignored it, it would disappear,
We wouldnít have to face our fears

               Vietnamís Tears

We were the soldiers of Vietnam,
To us was done so much harm
Battered and bruised we came back home,
to find our selves all alone
No one acknowledged all weíd done,
they treated us like so much scum
For many years we hid our pain,
And now the tears fall like rain
As we look upon the wall,
at the names of friends that we saw fall
             Flower childís song

Make love not war, was what we said,
donít send our boys back to us dead
keep them here safe at home,
They shouldnít have to war and roam
Across the world, across the sea,
To fight a war that shouldnít be
So some of us will run away,
So we may live another day
and so we protest, and make love beads,
not to face these shocking deeds

             We are the Soldiers

A soldierís life is never the same,
it changes day to day
No Longer do I fight,
for just the USA
I am a keeper of the peace,
all around the world
I  am the soldier of Desert Storm,
Men and women too
Iím fighting under my countryís flag,
the red, white, and blue  

Army, Navy, Air Force,
Youíll find us everywhere
Fighting for our country,
on land, on sea, or air
Weíre the soldiers of tomorrow,
Weíre the soldiers of today
Weíll fight to keep our world safe,
God Bless The USA

© Copyright 2001 Lisa M. Fisher - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-30-2001 02:30 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Wow such patriotism! The last line of the last poem said it all. Very well done here. I enjoyed them all.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

Fred Hobbs
since 06-08-99
Posts 353
Tallahassee, Florida, US

2 posted 07-03-2001 12:30 PM       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

I agree, these were terrific!  So many poems and so many sad conflicts.  You did a great job!

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley

3 posted 05-30-2004 11:18 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Memorial Day bump.
Sweetest Sorrow X
since 01-19-2004
Posts 142
From a cradle to a casket

4 posted 07-04-2004 05:37 PM       View Profile for Sweetest Sorrow X   Email Sweetest Sorrow X   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sweetest Sorrow X

L o v e
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You better count your lucky stars that everything I wish for..doesnt come true

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