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Honoring Sacrifice

For country, they chose to honor a call, Now the piercing sound of a rifle's report. An echoing trumpet, sadly says it all. Let us hero our young as a last resort. No image portrays our freedom's cost, Like that of a flag draped casket. A mental souvenir of war, un-tossed, On display from memory's basket. It serves to remind of a hero's place, Should we treat it as a mere statistic. For each had a home, name and face, Harboring dreams that were realistic. They abnegated those dreams for a chore, Accepting that vitality might be tried. Death isn't made a contrivance of war, But a mental souvenir from those who died.

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Date: 1/6/2012 1:20:00 PM
Congrats on your featured poem. This poem is wonderful. Really.
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Date: 1/6/2012 7:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Tom. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/3/2012 3:56:00 PM
Congrats Tom on your featured write. I look at the monuments in town and realize these dead heroes are mostly between 18 and 23. Sad to see the sacrifice taken for granted. God Bless.
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