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Gone but not forgotten

Our Country  Tis of  thee,  sweet land of Liberty, 
     That bleeds Red, White and Blue across the sands of a distant land.
For purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain..
      Their blood is among the plains.
Do You pledge allegiance to the Flag for which it stands,
      One nation In need of God…
             These United States Of America.
Oh does that star spangled banner yet wave  in the hearts and mind’s
     Of those who love it more than life.
For some it is their only gift
   The greatest gift of all.

From Sea to shining sea ,
   They’ve come and they’ve gone.
Some nameless, some known,
We all die,,
    But some never come home
 The Brave,,,Back to the land of the free.



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  1. Date: 3/13/2009 12:27:00 AM
    Beautiful tribute, Amazing creativity here..Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week..GB Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 4:56:00 PM
    Young ones, potential recruits should rember the battle cry of the 60's "Hell NO we won't go!" which they might if they could find another job. Funny how lack of education provides cannon fodder aye? NOT Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 11:13:00 AM
    Wow what a strong powerful wonderful write. I do love the uniqueness of this write! Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 8:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week William. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 7:41:00 AM
    Wonderful and patriotic poem. Congrats on your feature this week! :) Love, Amy

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 6:52:00 AM
    Congrats William on your patriotic poem being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 4:52:00 PM
    Thought for sure I had already read this one but don't see a comment below ... excellent writing and a well-deserved choice to be featured this week. Congratulations, William!

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 11:55:00 AM
    William - Congratulations on your poem being featured this week! Very well deserved. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 7:40:00 PM
    William this is a fitting tribute - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 6:05:00 PM
    Creative reflection and nice tribute to those who sacrifice so much that we may enjoy our freedom. Thank you to all the military and their families for all you have given. Congratulations on having this poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 6:11:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this peace and it dont just speak to americans it speaks to all that have served. Brilliant writing. Check out, my perception of war, and thank for the comment

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 8:43:00 AM
    I agree with Michael, this is a strong write. The last verse is sad though. So many lost, never to come back home. All in all, a very good write.

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 5:21:00 AM
    This write is strong in its meaning and vitally clear as well, presenting itself as a very good write. Michael