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Armistice

He lowers his hat as she wipes her tears,
when falls a thoughtful hush, as battles cease,
we hear their silent thoughts across the years.

He comes home battered and torn by his fears
in nightmarish dreams that will never decrease
he lowers his hat as she wipes her tears.

Weary soldiers greeted by grateful cheers,
from the pits of war, a brief release
we hear their silent thoughts across the years.

As they battled on those hellish frontiers,
and life was lost at a bullet's caprice,
he lowers his hat as she wipes her tears.

From private soldiers up to brigadiers,
our sovereignty became their golden fleece
we hear their silent thoughts across the years

The words of remembrance ring in our ears
in heartfelt hopes and prayers for blesséd peace
he lowers his hat as she wipes her tears,
we hear their silent thoughts across the years

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  1. Date: 8/1/2010 7:14:00 PM

    A beautiful Villanelle, very moving. Congratulations on a well deserved win! hugs, Kris

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 6:02:00 AM

    Congrats on your win with this wonderful poem and having it featured this week. Rhonda Hero

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:34:00 PM

    Congratulations on a well deserved win in the soup contest.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome win, Charles

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:25:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup Contest Jem. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Jem. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:39:00 PM

    Beautiful..

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:27:00 PM

    Jem, a villanelle is a beatiful poetry form and you did it great justice here. Your repeating lines are so moving. A big congratulations to you in the contest. LUv,Andrea

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 4:29:00 PM

    A very moving and heartfelt Villanelle, dear Jem. Congratulations! on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 4:28:00 PM

    Very moving and heartfelt Villanelle, dear Jem. Congratulations! on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:53:00 PM

    Congratulations Jem.Excellent write and portrayal....Well deserved! Love Jeralynn

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:33:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the PS 2010 Feb Contest, Jem! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:41:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your BIG win in the contest! Peace always, John

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:11:00 AM

    Many congrats on your wonderful feature this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 12:11:00 AM

    Jem, Your Villanelle is exqusite! Congratulations on having it featured. These are not easy to write. You have done and excellent job on it.

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 10:42:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry x2 making it through the first round Jem. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 2:47:00 PM

    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with two poems. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 6:43:00 PM

    and we the conquers of the world cannot rest for the world waits to conquer. jhl

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:57:00 AM

    Congratulations on your featured write this week Jem. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 6:41:00 PM

    A creative and heartfelt reminder of how much the military and their families sacrifice. Good use of rhyme. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 10:33:00 AM

    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 2:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on your fine poem being featured on the Soups Homepage Jem >> James

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 12:50:00 PM

    Hi Jem, I love this form of poetry...especially for repeating events such as war. This one is well written. Keep writing. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 4:38:00 AM

    Wonderful poetry you present to us today Jem. I hope your week finds you with an overflow of inspiration which you may use to inspire others. Love and blessings to you, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2009 12:08:00 PM

    Jem, this is a great reminder that many loved ones make the ultimate sacrifice, leaving those behind to mourn the "hellish frontiers." Genuinely moving write! Love, Carolyn