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Marchmadness
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0 posted 09-25-2007 12:47 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marchmadness


The old men stand proud
Before the scattered crowd,
The battered warriors
Of half-forgotten wars.
With trembling hands
They salute the flag,
And recall their youth,
Lost on foreign shores.

A marching band plays
And speeches are made
On this solemn day of remembrance.
Some reflect on the victories
But most remember the losses
And grieve for those who lie
Beneath the miles of white crosses.

                         Ida Werrett

May 30,1999      

© Copyright 2007 Ida Werrett - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-01-2007 08:34 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

A poignant bit of verse.  Sorry I have not visited this site for awhile and am finding out what I have been missing.  Joyce
Marchmadness
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2 posted 10-01-2007 09:43 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Thank You for your kind comment,Joyce.
                              Ida
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3 posted 07-30-2009 01:06 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

It is wise to remember... Nicely done.
Yoinn
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4 posted 08-05-2009 08:14 PM       View Profile for Yoinn   Email Yoinn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Yoinn's Home Page   View IP for Yoinn

this is very special Ida.

Yoin
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Member Rara Avis
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5 posted 08-06-2009 12:34 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Thank you Larry and Yoinn, I was surprised to see that someone read this.  I had forgotten that I put it on here.
                               Ida
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6 posted 09-06-2009 01:11 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

this truly comes from the heart.


ARCTIC WIND
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7 posted 09-06-2009 01:35 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Thank you Arctic Wind. Yes, It does.
                                Ida
brneyedgrly
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my favorite of yours, Ida

      

shellie

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9 posted 01-18-2011 09:41 PM       View Profile for faithmairee   Email faithmairee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit faithmairee's Home Page   View IP for faithmairee

This is really beautifully written...great poem, Ida.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Faith

There must be a poem in here somewhere.

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10 posted 04-14-2012 01:29 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

This is one of the best Poems of Memorial Day,
Ida. E
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11 posted 04-15-2012 12:47 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Thanks, Edna. I wrote about a Memorial Day Ceremony I attended here in So. El Monte.
                                  Ida
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