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Below is the poem entitled SANDS OF IWO JIMA which was written by poet Daniel Cwiak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2012 5:30:00 PM
    i find this very touching, so many died on both sides. the clash of two very different cultures.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 8:46:00 PM
    Nicely done and a good pick, Daniel. I remember this from Republic in 1949. John Wayne got an Oscar nominatiuon as Sgt. John Striker. Tucker was quite good.I remember his scene:" Come on, you guys! ammo and fresh Jo!" And then he looks around and nobody there. THe ending is sad and poiignant and still has some power today. Good pick! I love A Walk In The Sun myself. Regards Gerard.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 1:35:00 PM
    Hello Daniel, I remember watching this with my Dad when I was a little girl. Congratulations on your win, very well done! As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 7:40:00 AM
    I haven't seen this one..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win in the "My Favorite Movie" contest Dan C, sponsored by Royal Trevino. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 4:20:00 AM
    Very good Haiku. congrats my friend...

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 3:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Daniel,

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 9:52:00 PM
    A super congratulations! Danile,on your awesome entry~skat

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 2:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Daniel

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 12:14:00 PM
    I bet I saw this one before. My stepdad loved taking us to war dramas with him. It's an older one, right? Congrats on the HM. YOu picked a geat topic. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congratulations Daniel on your well deserved win!-kashinath

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 10:53:00 AM
    Sweet friend, you did such a terrific job with this lanterne. Congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 8:51:00 AM
    Congrats Dan on your wonderful win in the favorite movie contest with this powerful Lanterne for a powerful movie expression.. enjoy another sweet success with luv myf riend..

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 2:24:00 PM
    A good one Daniel,, a wonderful entry.. good luck,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 1:55:00 PM
    A wonderful lanterne on a fabulous old movie, Daniel. Wishing you success in the movie lanterne contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 1:04:00 PM
    Good movie. Did you see how John Wayne beat up Forrest Tucker? Your very few words describes the flick in huge detail.

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 12:34:00 PM
    I am so happy to feel good enough to be reading poetry today. It was a pleasure to read your amazing write Dan C. Love, Carol