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A Price To High

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Below is the poem entitled A Price To High which was written by poet Kim Morrison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Price To High

With tears streaming down her face
A mother sits staring at a framed picture
Of a young man who answered the call
Wondering… Why my son? ...Why my son?

A young boy wearing a U.S. Army cap
Valiantly tries to fend off a storm of emotion.
Overtaken by grief he succumbs to the pain.
A down pour of tears flood his once innocent face
As he wrestles with the heart wrenching reality
Of his mom never returning home.

A tiny little girl pulls on the dress
Of a trembling teary eyed lady dressed in black
Standing next to a flag draped coffin
Asking… Where’s daddy mommy?  …Where’s daddy?

A proud Vietnam War veteran
With tears steadily filling his eyes
And a crippling wound to his heart
Shakily stands up on one prosthetic limb
To offer one final salute to his fallen son
With a hand above his brow he utters the words:
A price to high Semper Fi.                 

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  1. Date: 4/29/2014 8:40:00 PM
    I liked this. I wrote a few similar to it: Every Veteran's A Casualty, One Out Of Three, and maybe another. You might like them. SSG Mark Halliday (US Army Retired) AKA WarriorPoet

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/26/2014 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You!
  1. Date: 4/28/2014 6:28:00 AM
    Awesome write, Congrats on your poem being featured this week, Kim

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 4/28/2014 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Wow...what an impact. These different poignant scenarios moved me as well. War. What sadness and grief war has brought on every generation. Nicely written once again. Always, Laura

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 4/28/2014 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Laura!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:33:00 PM
    A very sad and heartfelt poem Kim, the imagery moved me, very deep. ~*~SKAT

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 4/28/2014 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Skat!