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Upon a Bed of Petals

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Upon a Bed of Petals

He loved to tend the garden that took up half of the back yard
He was out there come rain or shine – the work was not that hard
When the bombs hit Pearl Harbor, the shovel and hoe were put away
He went with the other boys in the neighborhood and signed up the next day
He dreamt each night in the barracks of the flowers blooming back home
Being taught how to be a soldier on the land or sea or foam
They say he died a hero and to his parents sent his medals
Which they placed in the backyard upon a bed of petals

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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 3:55:00 PM
    This is so heartbreaking, touching and beautiful! Hugs

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Hi Joe I like the thought.