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The Young Widows Flag

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The Young Widows Flag

Seven men, three shots each, firing off into a grey sky.
her heart sank so low, as she gripped her daughter,
 And then she fought back a bittersweet cry.
She felt her husband had been sent to slaughter.

That soilders song brought her down, yet she felt so very proud.
He knew the risk when he signed on, still he was willing to do his best.
The memories of his bootcamp departure, made her thoughts ring loud,
No more emails, no more SKYPE, just her man laid her to rest.

She thinks back to the earliest days, how hard they were to bare.
A soilders wife was a lonely life, and time with him she'd sacrifice.
Counting up all the lost nights from her man, she feels it was still unfair.
She'd gotten used to the field and, the cold nights, but feared the highest price.

She holds her baby's hand seated right next to his grave.
A soilder salutes and presents a folded flag, A token to remember her love. 


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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:17:00 AM
    A moving poem. Congrats on your win. -Mohammad

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 11/16/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, both your kind words and the visit is appreciated
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 5:42:00 PM
    touchingly penned lines. Congrats!! Jag

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 11/16/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for both the congrats andth visit
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 3:48:00 PM
    So sad and too often replayed Kathryn, congrats on your win!

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/18/2012 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you're right about that, that's for sure. Thank you for the congrats.
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/18/2012 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Sara. As always I appreciate your visit. have a blessed day :)
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:18:00 AM
    CONGRATS KATHRYN ON A MARVELOUS WRITE AND WIN LUV .. SO TOUCHING ..

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/18/2012 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I appreciate you're compliments and congrats. I am honored to have you visit again.
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:04:00 AM
    This happens all too often these days. Congratulations on your win.

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/18/2012 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes, it does unfortunately, Thank you for you're visit and the congrats.
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 7th place win in Cyndi's contest Kathryn. Love, Carol XXXX

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/18/2012 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, I appreciate the congrats and the visit :)
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:16:00 AM
    very sad - good descriptions though - I assume this is for cyndi's contest? I think it will do well...best wishes :)

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/16/2012 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes, this is for her contest. Thank you for the encouragement,best wishes, and also the visit. I appreciate the vist everytime. Katei
  1. Date: 10/3/2012 2:31:00 PM
    It is obviously seen thru the eyes of some one who understands...

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/3/2012 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is, i am sorry to ask you, just some wierd vibe I picked up from your comment, have you been through this sitituation? If so I want to express my condolences and deep gratitude for your loss. if not, I apologize sometimes my intuition fails me. thank you for reading.
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Kathryn, your poem is very touching, expressed with the best of image. I feel the sadness endured along with the folding of the flag.... enjoyed stopping by~ ALWAYS~ PD

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 10/3/2012 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. I remembered my grandfathers funeral, he had a full Military honors. TAPS still haunts me to this day.