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Ten Brothers

Beneath a flag of red and white
A soldier quietly lies,
His mother sits just to his right
Tears falling from her eyes.

Brothers lie all laid in rows
Around his final bed,
A cross for each one shows
Their names above their heads.

Seven more stand by his side
With rifles standing tall,
Dressed in honor, feeling pride
For this brother who gave all.

One more stands by his feet
A bugle in his hand,
Plays that melody so sweet
Of taps now for this man.

Two more now step up to fold
Old Glory from her pall,
And place it in Mom's hand to hold
A present from us all.

Ten brothers stand by this man's grave
With respect in just suffice,
For this soldier who proudly gave
His life for freedom's price.

Ten brothers came to send him on
To take his final station,
But thousands more sit at home
Giving thanks with the entire nation.

Somewhere, lying overseas
The man who took this life,
Ten buzzards now has he
Giving thanks at his grave site!


                          Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 3/30/2012 5:04:00 AM
    Chills! Congrats. Tears too.

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Excellent writing.....

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 8:39:00 AM
    congrats on your featured poem of the week

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Congrats Timothy on this tribute being featured.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Somber as this piece it touches I the reader. Having brothers that have served I sympathize. Please read my Confessions of a Soldier.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 5:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your premium featured write this week Timothy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Should be 10000 buzzards..Wonderful poem...Patrick USN

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 11:23:00 AM
    Tim, Congrats on a well deserved feature. Good luck on future endeavors. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 3:00:00 PM
    A farewell to arms - the title seems in order. If it were only so. Congrats on this fine poem being selected. daver

  1. Date: 9/10/2011 9:51:00 PM
    A tender tribute to those who died in all sad wars.

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 6:30:00 AM
    Really good write- my dad in buried in the Presidio and there is where I will be laid someday- you have to read Robert Henshaws Graveyard sounds- the similarity will send chills

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 5:39:00 PM
    sorrowsome write