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War And The Victory Dance

I have tasted war and it taste like hell 
With the memory of all those who fell. 
They said we won, placed medals on me
Fighting for the lady known as liberty. 

At night the memories fill my dreams
I’ll never forget all the horrific screams. 
My dreams are violence all covered in red
I often wish that I could be dead. 

They say I’m a hero but all I can say
I wish the memory would just fade away. 
In the name of freedom I went off to fight
in the name of God I pray I was right.
To the spoils of war all I can say 
God there must be another way. 
I survived the war but passed on the victory dance
Because war is something I shall never romance.

Written for Deborah's contest in honor
of my Son Cody and all the other brave
Souls who face the horrific memories of

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 8/14/2009 3:48:00 PM
I hope your Cody came home whole and sane. ongratulations on your win. Joyce
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Date: 8/14/2009 2:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Debra's contest, Michael.
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Date: 8/14/2009 8:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Deborah's contest Michael. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/14/2009 6:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your HM. TL
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Date: 8/14/2009 1:47:00 AM
Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Michael Rgds Brian
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Date: 8/13/2009 6:06:00 PM
Powerful words and they make such a point! Well done Michael...and congratulations on placing in Debbie's contest! ~ love, Carrie
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Date: 8/6/2009 11:21:00 AM
Written form the heart Michael, and what a heart you have my friend. I bet it glows in the dark, awesome poem>>James
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Date: 8/6/2009 10:05:00 AM
Very touching and descriptive writing. I had a brother who served in North Africa in WWII and he never talked about it around me but I know that he had nightmares. I hope that your son will be safe and I'll pray for him. Sara
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Date: 8/5/2009 8:53:00 PM
Great poem MJ and good luck in the contest. Thank you for your comment on my "The Fall of Innocence" Love and peace, Iolanda
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Date: 8/5/2009 5:01:00 PM
You have not submitted this yet Mike? PS mike would you mind grouping it in 4 lines groupings? A bit harder to graps the way it is hon. Light & Love and thanks for all your support!!!!
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Date: 8/5/2009 10:28:00 AM
Excellent sentiment, Michael. When will we find the way to peace? ... in Camelot? Lovingly, DAS-J
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Date: 8/4/2009 3:46:00 PM
I wish you the best in the contest Michael. But......more then that I pray for you a full recovery my friend in life. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/4/2009 10:30:00 AM
Welcome again to the faith, of Jesus in love Michael. This war thing, we are mutual in our distaste for, to say the least. Love will cover the multitude of sins, thank God. Sincerely Moses
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