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THE CROSS

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THE CROSS

The young man worked quietly
His Dad had been away,
But he was full of emotion
His Dad would return today.

He had carved the wood with perfection
His Dad would be so pleased,
His Mom helped him gather daisies
In the warm September breeze.

The limousine pulled in the drive
The boy saluted the men,
They handed him his country's flag
He felt his heart would never mend.

The velvet box passed to his Mom
As they bowed their heads to pray,
Thankyou for our soldiers
At home, and far away.

That young boy is a man today
And he still feels his loss,
As he watches his son pick daisies
To lay beneath the cross.


Lynn Barany

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  1. Date: 10/2/2012 6:07:00 PM
    it's somthing i'll think about for awhile and read over and over again

    Hanna Barany Avatar lynn Hanna Barany
    Date: 10/2/2012 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Jodi, Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. Cheers, Lynn Barany
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:07:00 PM
    So sad and still so touching. You are a master at this craft.

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:39:00 AM
    My Lynn, how I haven't 'crossed' this poem before has annoyed me a little :-( this is such a sad but beautifully written poem. You are and always will be my favourite poet! You inspire me in ways no other have, this one is amazing, well done again. xoxox

    Hanna Barany Avatar lynn Hanna Barany
    Date: 9/20/2012 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My man Ryan, thanks so much....you certainly are one of my highest inspirations. Lynn
  1. Date: 11/20/2011 4:12:00 PM
    Powerfully moving, thanks for sharing, john

    Hanna Barany Avatar lynn Hanna Barany
    Date: 9/20/2012 9:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    John, thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Sorry to take so long in responding, been out of touch with poetry for months. I do appreciate your taking time to comment. Lynn Barany