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Crosses in the Night

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They rise up before me, marbled stones like the stars are embracing the evening, while they shatter the heart Scattered fields, vast and somber, keeping silent the valiant who have fallen so bravely, while forsaking the cost Many names are forgotten, and some have been lost New crosses still growing from the damp grass below me I have lost count, as my eyes seek horizons Reflecting on lives of the soldiers, unknown Deeply I'm falling without knowing how far Into the depths of the fields that have drawn me Into reflection and asking the questions That are tossed to the sky, without answers to why My eyes can't believe all the sadness before me I have lost count and my heart drowns in sorrow Searching for reason, seeking answers, unknown
_________________________________________ 7/15/15

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 9/28/2016 10:50:00 PM
Congratulations on you win!
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Date: 9/26/2016 12:43:00 PM
Magnificent. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on the placement. W
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Date: 9/25/2016 7:07:00 PM
Carrie- lovely poem..I love the last line it wraps up the whole piece beautifully. congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 9/25/2016 8:25:00 AM
Excellent and deep write, Carrie:) congratulations on your lovely win:)
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Date: 9/24/2016 9:41:00 PM
Carrie, Congratulations on your well deserved win. :):):) Stop by my latest blog "Last Laugh." if you'd like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 10/8/2015 10:57:00 PM
Many unanswered question come to mind when we stand in any cemetery. But, especially near a grave with no name, no reason given for their death... This is a very moving poem that stirs many emotions. The imagery really takes the reader there... Congrats on a great win, Carrie!
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Date: 10/8/2015 1:44:00 AM
Awesome write Carrie! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 10/3/2015 9:55:00 AM
Carrie, what a tribute to the fallen souls, known and unknown, who have sacrificed for us, and how much each one these crosses represent -- a life cut too short with dreams unfulfilled and a family with broken hearts. Congratulations in receiving the fine placement you deserve. Fav +7, Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/2/2015 10:47:00 PM
Carrie, it's nice to see this one with a new placement. Congrats!!!!! LOVE **SKAT**
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Date: 7/29/2015 11:26:00 AM
Your poetic gift shines in this write, Carrie. I am moved by the thought therein. I have a long way to go to achieve this depth, this clarity. Congratulations! Kim
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Date: 7/23/2015 2:19:00 PM
Truly great poem my friend. Closing stanza is an awesome and brilliant summation! Adding this to my fav poem list here. Thanks. A7
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Date: 7/15/2015 11:23:00 PM
Poetic marvel Carrie that awes my friend, gl in contest! A sure winner!
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Date: 7/15/2015 9:21:00 PM
Some poems just leave with no words... This is one of them : ) I think "my eyes can't believe all the sadness" says it all. Beautifully sad Carrie
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Date: 7/15/2015 7:40:00 PM
This is a very poignant and soulful poem, Carrie. Most do not fully realize the great sacrifice these valiant soldiers have made to protect their country's freedom. A 7 !
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Date: 7/15/2015 7:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Laura ! I do appreciate your kind comment, and we often too easily forget how we have become fortunate enough to live in a free country