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Sentinels at Arlington (Repost)

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John Yaws
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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 in his alloted spot
According to the lands...
They gave their all and shed their blood
To hold, to take some hill-
and after the objectives fell,
Their bodies lay so still.
The sentinels are silent ones-
Stark crosses, plain and white,
To grace the graves at Arlington
Ah, such a somber sight.
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1 posted 05-27-2000 04:33 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

Slinger~
We all stand in salute
for the 'Sentinels At Arlington' ...
and a crisp 'snap-to' for you
for this loving tribute.
~*Marge*~




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JamesMichael
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Excellent sentiments and writing.  James
 
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