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The Men Who Died Too Soon--Memorial Day Tribute

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The Men Who Died Too Soon--Memorial Day Tribute

The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me. It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon. The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down. It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons, memories of warriors -- young men who died too soon. The flag flies overhead -- unseen, by some, it seems, who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams. It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon, it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon. Author's note: This was written some years ago to honor our fallen warriors May they rest in eternal peace.. Jake

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:45:00 PM

    Very very touching and awesome peace..God bless

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:39:00 AM

    GREAT PEICE OF POETRY, LUV'D T

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:31:00 PM

    Wonderful tribute to the fallen Jake, Very moving. Take care, Richard

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/8/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Richard, This is one of 3 I wrote for past memorial days. You might like "What Would You Have Me Do?" and "Ballad of Sammy Taylor" .... Jake
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:43:00 PM

    This one gave me goosebumps. So deeply moving. "The flag flies overhead -- unseen, by some, it seems,who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams" ...These lines are so true. It seems at times that some people never really appreciate their freedoms and why the keep them

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/26/2013 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Karen. Have you read "Ballad of Sammy Taylor?".... I believe it is one of my best ..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:36:00 PM

    Very well written. I have several about vietnam you may enjoy. Nice to see someone that writes it so well.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/5/2013 2:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, my sweet friend. I appreciate your visiting and leaving comments. One year later I wrote "What Would You Have Me Do?"....... Jake
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:55:00 PM

    So sweet and passionate-like all our boys and girls.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 5/27/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your comment. I wrote this when there were no women in combat. Now we have brave women not only armed with m16s but those who pilot helicopters and f16 fighters. I need to update with a poem about Maggie with an m16... Jake
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 9:44:00 AM

    This resonates with me... three weeks ago I lost a good friend to the war in Afghanistan, and I feel so conflicted. He was a friend and a man of God (he even had bible study groups with his fellow men). I just didn't agree with the war he was fighting in at all... I know might some call me unpatriotic by admitting that... but it's the truth. There is a lot of dirt buried in the media that they try to cover up... great poem anyhow! Don't mean to spill my drama here (I tend to do that)...

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 5/26/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Now, Friends, fathers, and even daughters can die too soon in battles not always accurately reported. This is one of three Memorial Day works I have written... My favorite is this year's "Ballad Of Sammy Taylor" that shows the real side of a war that most Americans despised our soldiers for fighting. Thanks so much, my friend, for your honest comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:34:00 PM

    Lest we Forget. We can never repay them except in remembering them always. You have done it eloquently here, SuZ

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 5/21/2013 3:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SuZ, I lope you enjoyed your visit to my portfolio. It is much appreciated.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 7:24:00 AM

    Hi John! Thanks anyway for your comment om my work. well, this makes me to remember our heroes to give honor to our country. Especially, my country! Proud to be Filipino. God bless---ELAI

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 5/20/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You work deserves all the praise it receives. I hope to visit you again soon... Jake
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 5:51:00 AM

    A beautiful tribute Jake xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 5/20/2013 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mandy, You might also like "What Would You Have Me Do?', another Memorial Day tribute I wrote some years ago.... Love ya... Jake