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The MIA (for Jeffrey's Challenge)

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Butterflies_dont_cry
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The MIA


As I open the box where the silver bangle lay
I hold the silver close, and begin to Pray

For the souls of those lost that enter my dreams
For the ones that lived and can not forget the screams

For the families left to go on without a goodbye
For all those with the unanswered...."WHY"

As my prayer ends I long so deep to know
Just who you were Mr. James Klimo

The name on the MIA bangle I've had for so long
Though I don't know you....I know your song

More than a name on a bracelet or a name on a wall
A man of honor that should never have been there at all


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1 posted 04-28-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This one touches me, butterfly. Looking at a name of a dead soldier without knowing him but knowing that he was actually a live person who lived, loved and laughed like the rest of us and then gave his life for his country.....goosebumps are made of things like this.
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Butterflies, this is such a wonderful
tribute I am with Balladeer with this.

Thanks for caring.

netswan
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ButterfliesDC~
I love your heart.
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 04-28-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Thank you for adding this to the tribute. It is a very beautiful poem. You may be able to find his family on the net. If you want to.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Butterflies_dont_cry
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Thank you all for reading, I received the bracelet from an OLD family friend, she stated that she received the bracelet from friends of hers, while in D.C. I found his name on the wall and made a rubbing, they looked up his name in one of the books they have there and found out that he was never found.  Thank you for the thought Jeffrey...I'll have to try that!!  Marge...right back atcha   Balladeer...I'm flattered and it gives me goosebumps to hold it and realize that a soul belongs to the name, I feel that he is somehow not finished if that makes sense until I give it to whomever should really have it and Netswan...thank you    
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The name on the MIA bangle I've had for so long
Though I don't know you....I know your song

More than a name on a bracelet or a name on a wall
A man of honor that should never have been there at all

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PERFECT...SIMPLY PERFECT!!
you shine in this piece SS...
good luck in your search.
LY/JM

 Is it too much to find an answer,
Is it too much to hold you close.
Is it too much to find a reason,
Is it too much to free my soul --
From self control ...
And I know you're always waiting for me ...
You take me far away,
And I know you're holding me ...
And it's better now ...
~vertical horizon~


Butterflies_dont_cry
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J.M.* Thank you so much, It's hard to own something so precious and not know WHO it came from.  Thanks for the luck....I'll need it  

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

TerryW
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Holly~
    Dear, I love this!   It is so touching.  Thank you for sharing, dear!



Love Ya~

~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
 
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