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Paula Finn
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missouri


0 posted 05-25-2001 03:04 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paula Finn

I do not lie in hallowed ground
No wreaths upon my grave
No one visits to shed a tear
No one knows where I lay.

I went, a boy, to someone elses war
To fight against an enemy I did not know
For what I did not know
They just put a gun in my hand.

Oh I know all the words
Freedom, Liberty, Justice
And I understand the need to protect
But isnt there another way?

I fought for you
So you could be free
To live how you choose
The life of freedom

While I lay unmourned
In an unmarked grave
Forgotten
Alone

REMEMBER ME
© Copyright 2001 Paula Finn - All Rights Reserved
Rain
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since 05-23-2001
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Atlanta, GA


1 posted 05-25-2001 03:07 PM       View Profile for Rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rain

Powerful.  Excellent writing, Paula.  You've captured the incredible sadness and loss of war.
inot2B
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since 09-18-2000
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2 posted 05-25-2001 03:38 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

How true! I wonder how many boys were sent that had no one to even miss them when they lay down their life.
It's good to bring it to our attention so that we can remember the lost boys.
Marsha
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3 posted 05-25-2001 04:18 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Paula sweet sister mine, always you reach in and touch me where my soul hears truth. You have written another wonderful piece love.
I love it, and I adore you too. I wonder where I would be without my sweet Paula to guide me, thank goodness that I don't need to wonder.
Take care poetess supreme
Love and warm stuff as always
                 Mushy
                  

Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning


Cheryl Flemming
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4 posted 05-25-2001 04:20 PM       View Profile for Cheryl Flemming   Email Cheryl Flemming   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cheryl Flemming

This is excellent with a wonderful message.
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


5 posted 05-25-2001 04:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Applauding.....
Interloper
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Deep in the heart


6 posted 05-25-2001 04:54 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Hooray!

Live for love. Without love, you don't live.

Titia Geertman
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since 05-07-2001
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7 posted 05-25-2001 05:30 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Really, really nice work.
True too, they all should be remembered.

In Holland we still do on the 4th of May.

Titia
vandana
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8 posted 05-25-2001 05:31 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

enjoy
2dalimit
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9 posted 05-25-2001 07:38 PM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Very effective.
Melton
Alan
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since 09-12-2000
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10 posted 05-26-2001 12:32 AM       View Profile for Alan   Email Alan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alan

Wonderful job about a sad fact of history.
It is sad when our fallen heros are not remembered.
forevernbluejeans
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11 posted 05-26-2001 02:34 PM       View Profile for forevernbluejeans   Email forevernbluejeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for forevernbluejeans

We send children off to fight and wonder when they come home hard and lost...we turn our backs and spit on them for doing what we expected them to do...kill people...they deserve all we can do to honour them...fallen heroes every one
Poeminister
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Regina SK; Canada


12 posted 05-26-2001 02:37 PM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Excellent write.  Well done.
Kit McCallum
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13 posted 05-26-2001 02:39 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

And remember, we shall ... thank you for this gentle reminder Paula, well done.  

Best wishes,
/Kit

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-27-2001).]

Paula Finn
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14 posted 05-26-2001 03:15 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Rain...thank you...war is sad...not just for the lives it takes...but for those left behind to mourn

inot2B...yu have to know there were many...kids who had no place else to go but the miltary...no family to miss them when they didnt come home...thank you

Marsha...you give just as much to me sweet sis of my heart...thank you so much

Cheryl...its one we shouldnt have to be reminded of...thank you

Sunshine...you are too kind..thank you

Interloper...YES!!!!!!

Titia...we too have a Memorial Day this weekend in fact...to honour ourfallen heroes...and those who did come home

vandana...good

2dalimit...thank you sir

Alan...yesit is and it should be us remembering each and every day

forevernbluejeans...some of us yes...thank you

Poeminister...thank you kindly sir

Kit...thank you sweet lady for taking the time to be reminded
Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


15 posted 05-26-2001 03:17 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

Paula~
Thank you for this tender reminder -
I will carry your thoughts with me to a Memorial Day service at Bushnell National Cemetery.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
                               noles1@totcon.com             

JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


16 posted 05-26-2001 05:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Paula I was watching a show on tv last night that followed Marine recruits through boot camp which I believe was 13 weeks of training...and when they finally met all the challenges they were given their Marine insignia and congratulated for becoming a Marine...and most of them were crying having faced and endured the challenge and winning the prize...all of them were young men.   And they were all being trained to go and kill our enemies whoever they may be...and they will be killed also...and many mothers and fathers and lovers will lose there loved ones...and they do love them and they will shed tears over them...let's be thankful that they can go if necessary but for now we are safe and thank God they are too...James
Watersign6
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17 posted 05-26-2001 09:02 PM       View Profile for Watersign6   Email Watersign6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watersign6's Home Page   View IP for Watersign6

this is a very powerful poem PAULA,enjoyed it
much  
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


18 posted 05-26-2001 09:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

WOW, Paula, this is an exceptional write, from the point of view of a dead soldier, his identity unknown. Very effective and emotionally stirring
Liz
Death
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Twilight


19 posted 05-26-2001 09:57 PM       View Profile for Death   Email Death   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Death

Fear not
none go unremembered
tablets in moutain sky
none ever pass without the knowing I

passing shadows
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