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Veteran's Day - 2015

Veteran’s Day - 2015 This day all flags shed bloodied shadows upon sacred soil dotted with stilled crosses. This day parades weary soldiers smile at the few who line the streets march to familiar cadence salute flag’s half mast history weep as Taps resounds across each generation’s tears. This day Peace will solemnly descend upon those who kept her safe. John G. Lawless 11/5/2015

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Date: 12/22/2020 2:33:00 AM
Thanks for this one John. Like many others here I served in the Army, so very long ago now. This piece is well written.
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Date: 1/7/2018 2:27:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this poem John. I served in the Air Force 45 years ago. While never experiencing combat, I knew and know many who have and this poem says it. We owe a debt to all who served and those still serving.
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Date: 1/2/2018 10:01:00 AM
This reminds me of my Dad, who quit school at age 15, lied about his age, joined the Navy, and served on a PT boat during the Italian campaign in WW2. It also reminds me of my trip to Pearl Harbor and the Arizona memorial. Special reminders of the debt we owe to those who sacrificed on our behalf. You captured it.
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Date: 6/16/2017 9:03:00 AM
Thank you for this magnificent poem, John. As a retired Army Staff Sergeant, I really appreciate your words. I wish the entire country could read this poem. I wonder how we became so apathetic toward our patriotism.
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Date: 11/11/2015 6:52:00 AM
Hello John!! Congratulations on the POTD honor. A quite excellent write for sure. You most certainly honor all of our veterans with your most meaningful and solemn words here. (And, as a retired military veteran myself, I can attest that the words of your poem here have a very deep significance for me -- YES!!) Thanks for taking the time write this wonderful tribute!! It's a FAV for me too!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 11/10/2015 12:04:00 AM
Love this write John. What a tribute! Excellent. You honor many. Congratulations on your POTD!
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John lawless
Date: 11/10/2015 8:34:00 AM
Thank you Michael for stopping by to comment.
Date: 11/9/2015 6:48:00 PM
Powerful Veteran's Day poem, John. Wonderful tribute to our men and women who served our country. Congrats on your POTD! Sandra
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John lawless
Date: 11/10/2015 8:33:00 AM
Thanks Sandra, appreciate your support
Date: 11/9/2015 12:27:00 AM
Amen John! Congrats on this honor bestowed on your work, best bestowed on behalf of the great men & women that have stood to keep you & I free. I appreciate them all and the light you've shared with your pen. 7+
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John lawless
Date: 11/10/2015 8:32:00 AM
thanks for stopping by to comment and for the high mark
Date: 11/8/2015 3:55:00 PM
Splendid composition. Congrats for the poem of the day. Anisha D
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:28:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by Anisha.
Date: 11/8/2015 3:05:00 PM
Inspiring!!! Great write, John, and congratulations on poem of the day!
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:28:00 PM
Thanks Eve It is nice to have it as the poem of the day..
Date: 11/8/2015 12:58:00 PM
- Great poem, John ! - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:27:00 PM
Thanks Anne Lise.
Date: 11/8/2015 12:11:00 PM
This is wonderful John. Perfect to honor the Veterans. Congratulations on it being selected for POTD!
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:26:00 PM
Thank you Connie, always nice to hear from you.
Date: 11/8/2015 11:34:00 AM
John, congrats on POTD! Your poem is well deserving of the honor. Love, Kim
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:25:00 PM
Thanks Kim your comments are always appreciated
Date: 11/8/2015 10:42:00 AM
What a perfect choice for POTD!
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:25:00 PM
Thanks Richard
Date: 11/8/2015 8:26:00 AM
A touching poem for Remembrance Sunday - congrats on Poem of the day John:-) hugs Jan xx7
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:24:00 PM
Thanks Jan appreciate your support.
Date: 11/8/2015 1:49:00 AM
Sometimes people have to pick up arms and march towards the sound of the guns...We cannot always choose our own destiny - But we can fight to avoid it! The people you honour fought for their choice of destiny - And thus ensured ours! Very well done on POTD! Best regards! :-) john
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:23:00 PM
Thanks John for reading and commenting.
Date: 11/7/2015 4:07:00 PM
'flags shed bloodied shadows'...beautiful. You get my first '7'. All the best x
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:22:00 PM
Thanks Gail...I consider it an honor to be the recipient of your first '7'.
Date: 11/7/2015 1:51:00 PM
An excellent write for Veteran's Day, John! I love the formatting - it made each point stand out. This really touched me. Going in my favs! Love, Kim
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John lawless
Date: 11/8/2015 8:22:00 PM
Thanks Kim. I did my service time in the '60's....and so I have a deep respect for all who serve.