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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.                 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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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
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/26/2014 3:26:00 PM
Thank You!
Date: 4/28/2014 6:28:00 AM
Awesome write, Congrats on your poem being featured this week, Kim
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Kim Morrison
Date: 4/28/2014 7:58:00 PM
Thank you!
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
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Kim Morrison
Date: 4/28/2014 7:59:00 PM
Thank You Laura!
Date: 4/16/2013 5:33:00 PM
A very sad and heartfelt poem Kim, the imagery moved me, very deep. ~*~SKAT
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Kim Morrison
Date: 4/28/2014 7:59:00 PM
Thank You Skat!