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I raise my glass

I Raise My glass.

I raise my hand and salute them
Those boys who fought the wars.
I give them my good wishes
I could not praise them more.

I weep warm tears for women folk
Who were left at home to cry
And I gnash my teeth for the one that weeps
For a son that had to die.

And I raise my sword to the evil one
Who thinks that he has power
The lion sleeps, these quaking heaps
Well some day they must cower.

And I raise my glass to the son of God
That he laid down the way.
And I hope it’s true that he’ll come back
And make it all okay.

Then I’ll hear me well those birds in song
I’ll smell those blossoms all day long
And I’ll just kind of sing my song
And to Heaven I will pray.

Socrares April 28 2004.



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  1. Date: 9/19/2014 3:30:00 PM

    Wow powerful poem Peter in the tragedy of all wars. Thank You for your great Service Peter. Thank You. That Son of God line really took me by surprise. Oh, He'll be back, but I think we both see His Glory in each and everyday. Made in own His image, He sent His only Son - John 3:16. That is some great love, speaking as a Father myself. Take care Peter
  1. Date: 9/19/2014 12:55:00 PM

    Peter, my dear friend.... I probably sent you on a wild goose chase.... The name of you poem was "Dodey Dee" .... Jake
  1. Date: 9/19/2014 1:04:00 AM

    I love the last two verses! I look forward to see the fulfillment of God's promises too! (Revelation 21:3,4)
  1. Date: 9/18/2014 8:35:00 PM

    My friend, every time we see a poem title and your name as author we expect to find a great poem! I have never been disappointed in that belief! Not once have you let me down! In my opinion you are the equal of Frank L. Stanton!! This one a 7 rating , goes to my fav list. Thanks
  1. Date: 9/18/2014 7:33:00 PM

    Peter, this is one of my all time favorite poems from one of my all time favorite poets! And thank you for all of your encouraging comments to me!
  1. Date: 9/18/2014 12:09:00 PM

    Beautifully crafted sentiment. Your skills really stand out in this one, Peter. I raise my glass with you. I haven't written one for groups such as these however, some time ago I penned one .... "Didie Dee" to acknowledge a great lady poet who was on the same website but took leave for awhile. Congratulations on some great writing here.... Hear, Hear!! ... Jake
  1. Date: 9/18/2014 11:20:00 AM

    I raise my glass to you my friend for the wisdom of these words you send..
  1. Date: 9/18/2014 8:26:00 AM

    And I raise a toast to you for honouring them, well done Pete