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Field of Flowers and Stones

Lasting memories haunt a tearful mind How distant the dreams that no one owns Etched marble, another name to remind Lay in silent fields of flowers and stones To search for days that will never be unearth youthful years that quickly passed To stand in a field where soldiers are free know their torment is over at last Eyes flow freely at a stone so cold Brushing her hand across a marble name fingers tremble for a son she can't hold years to live with the pain she'll claim Handed a flag that eight soldiers fold Knowing her son will never grow old 2/18/15

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 7/1/2017 11:30:00 AM
So sad but I loved the way this was written.
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Date: 6/30/2017 10:20:00 PM
A stone so cold! A son who would never grow old! Lovely in its sadness.
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Date: 6/29/2017 9:53:00 PM
So sad, but oh so well written, the last line evokes a deep sigh, congrats on a worthy win!
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Date: 6/29/2017 4:25:00 PM
Very nice Frederic. A moving poem. Congratulations! - Dean
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Date: 6/29/2017 2:06:00 PM
I can see why you won. This beautiful and moving.
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Date: 3/22/2015 10:58:00 PM
FREDERIC, Congratulations on your awesome win. Thank you for participating in my contest. Stop by my latest blog "POETS" if you'd like. Enjoy the win and honorable mention. <3 <3 LOVE LINDA <3 <3
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Date: 2/19/2015 7:46:00 AM
"Poignant" is most certainly the word I would use. Great sense of "Atmosphere" to the words, Fred...nicely done! :-) john.
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Date: 2/19/2015 5:09:00 AM
You have captured the depth of pain and anguish so poignantly in this excellent poem Frederic. The loss is overwhelming and continues, to a bit lessor degree, forever. I am fav'ing this beautifully written poem. Bravo my friend! 7+
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Date: 2/18/2015 12:36:00 PM
The poem flows with a sad beat and the words say everything by evoking thoughts within the reader's consciousness. Emile #7
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Date: 2/18/2015 12:00:00 PM
This is so beautiful and full of emotion. Brought tears to my eyes. I am afraid if I read it again, I will actually cry. It's a 7 in heaven from me. Janet
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