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A Portrait on the Wall

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A Portrait on the Wall

My father is a Christmas tree-
My mom, a silver ball.
I'm merely a portrait
Hanging on the wall.

But, my eyes see clearly
Father standing tall and strong
Holding fragile Mother dearly,
Whispering, "It won't be long

Until we see our brave son
Who died tragically that day
In a war unwon
By his beloved USA."

by Cherie Durbin

written for Miranda Lambert's "World of War:Vietnam" contest

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  1. Date: 4/15/2011 8:08:00 AM
    Very unique entry to the contest. Good luck. Joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 11:18:00 AM
    a very warmhearte and tender piece of poetry. thank you for your comment on summer gone by.