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G oing to the store the other day O n a bright morning I listened as D rums pounded a slow cadence by a military escort. B efore I knew, I was watching the cortege, L eaving behind a dumbfounded crowd. E verything I had ever known of war was S ummed up in this parade for S omeone unknown to me. T ears misted in the air as he passed, H eavy footsteps of the soldier's parade... E verything precise for this farewell. U nder a bright sun and blue sky S olemnly they took him to his final rest. A merica, the country he lovingly died to protect.

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Date: 8/25/2010 11:11:00 AM
Many congratulations on your win in Jared's fine contest Daniel with this piece on your wonderful country >> James
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Date: 8/25/2010 10:15:00 AM
Congratulations Daniel on your win in Jared Pickett's contest "Acrostic 2". Love, Carol
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Date: 8/24/2010 11:51:00 AM
Congrats Dan on your HM in Jared's contest with this awesome Acrostic for the USA.. your words are stupendous my friend.. enjoy your honor ..with luv...
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Date: 8/24/2010 11:35:00 AM
wonderful poem, just wonderful, congrats on your HM
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Date: 8/24/2010 10:23:00 AM
Very moving poem about this soldier's burial, Daniel. You did a great job with the acrostic form and came up with a touching, meaningful poem. Congratulations on your HM in the contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 8/12/2010 7:29:00 PM
Your poem is really a blessing to me Daniel. These type parade really have a special meaning to me. I greatly sense the anointing of the parade from your write. I feel the little goose bumps. smile. Thanks Daniel, for your comment, It pleases me that you enjoy reading my poetry. Agape, Moses
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Date: 8/11/2010 9:29:00 AM
What wonderful poetry I am reading today and so diverse. I have not read a bad poem yet today. I am enjoying reading each and everyone from old poets and new poets alike. Lots of amazing contest entries also. Thank you for sharing yours with us today Daniel. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/10/2010 4:18:00 PM
Yes much truth in your lines Dan and its sad to know how many have lost lives protecting and defending our country... my youngest son in Iraq too.. great lines so touching ..good luck in Jared's contest .. very patriotic theme..luv..
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