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Marble in Columns on Green

On a slope graced with green
White marble stands in proud salute

For beneath these engraved pillars of memory
Lie the resting places of heroes

A solitary green fir looks down
As if sheltering the lost and the taken

So many names, from all walks of life
A father, brother a girlfriend or wife

On a sunny day, they glow radiant like their lives
On a dull day, they stand out against the greys

For the living, life goes on 
Tomorrow is another day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 3/20/2010 10:27:00 AM
My favorite one of yours and it Won! luV, Andrea, congratulations.
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Date: 3/14/2010 10:12:00 AM
Hey James! Highlander!! My warm congratulations on your Ist Place win in the contest!! THis is a gem!! And thanks for reading mine and leaving your always kind and encouraging comments, my friend!! Peace, Audrey
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Date: 3/12/2010 9:29:00 AM
Hey James, Congratulations on your win in the contest with this great piece. ....I've asked Audrey to leave this comment on my behalf. ....Jimmy
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Date: 3/10/2010 12:53:00 AM
No wonder why this won :) Congrats with your first place win, James--indeed life goes on but you sure wrote why remembrance can be such a beautiful thing...keep writing and thanks for your comments :)
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Date: 3/9/2010 12:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your first place in Brian's contest.Ilove the flow of words, the imagery, even though it's full of sadness! A great tribute to those we have lost...Thanks for your kind comments on my poetry. God bless you in everything you do. Kindest Regards, Andrew.
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Date: 3/8/2010 6:47:00 AM
enjoyed, congrats on the big win!! number one!!
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Date: 3/7/2010 9:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your first palce win with this masterpiece. Love, joyce
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Date: 3/7/2010 1:28:00 PM
Well Done James. A well deserved win i must say! As inspiration. Gareth
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Date: 3/7/2010 11:24:00 AM
Your poetic talent shines as usual, James. I salute you, for your well deserved 1st place win. The strength of emotions written in these words is tremendous. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 3/7/2010 9:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your win..Enjoyed reading..Still don't understand why you're leaving...Hope you change your mind. Marty
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Date: 3/7/2010 2:30:00 AM
Very awakening and inspirational for the living and able to feel or perceive the presence of the departed one. Congratulations on winning to this contest, James. A deserving win. (^_^) Noel
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Date: 3/7/2010 12:11:00 AM
James - many congrats on your well deserved first place in Brians contest. Thanks for your comments. Much love Janette
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Date: 3/6/2010 9:45:00 AM
Im so happy for you..this is a wonderful piece..many congrats on a 1st place win..Yeah! BG
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Date: 3/6/2010 8:56:00 AM
Of coarse this got first, so much to put, great poem! congrats!
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Date: 3/6/2010 8:49:00 AM
Congatulations on first place with this wonderful poem.. Constance
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Date: 3/5/2010 10:59:00 PM
WOW, you DID truly deserve this win. this goes to FAVS!!
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Date: 3/5/2010 9:13:00 PM
Well done James, this is a beautiful work, congratulations...Margaret
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Date: 3/5/2010 1:35:00 PM
What a wonderful poem, James! Congratulations on this 1st place win....well deserved!! Hooray for you! ~ Love, Carrie
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Date: 3/5/2010 11:14:00 AM
A BIG CONGRATS James on your first place win in Brian's contest... a wonderful well deserved write and win.. enjoy..luv.. :Sweetheart"
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Date: 3/5/2010 8:35:00 AM
This is a great poem, James! Congratulations on winning first place in Brian's contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 3/5/2010 8:17:00 AM
Congrats on your success in my contest James.Rgds Brian.My latest contest'AN EASTER PICTURE' is now open.If you would care to soupmail me a forwarding address I'll mail your prize
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Date: 3/1/2010 12:10:00 AM
Thank you for supporting my contest James.Rgds Brian
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Date: 2/28/2010 2:45:00 PM
Outstanding poem for the contest, James..this is a theme that reminds us we should take each tomorrow as a gift, and use wisely. Good luck in the contest!! ps ..(I thank you so much for reading several of my poems, and the kindness in your comments. It means a lot to me! :) Love, Carrie
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Date: 2/28/2010 1:33:00 PM
As those marble slabs stand forever so will the heroic deeds they accomplished, James! I don't have to wish you good luck with this Winner!! I love it. Peace, Audrey
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Date: 2/28/2010 1:17:00 PM
Great write that is a reminder that young men and women are constantly giving their all for our good lives that includes freedom. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara
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