Its Veterans Day..........just a few words............  

SPs_delight 35F
90 posts
11/11/2005 12:57 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Its Veterans Day..........just a few words............


‘The Old Soldiers Parade’

The old man stands alone at the end of the street.
He’s hunched over his cane and has tears on his cheeks.
He watches with pride as his buddies pass by.
They all look so young to his tired old eyes.

Only he sees these ghosts who march on this route.
Only he waves a flag and gives a shaky salute.
He smiles thru his tears and no longer pretends.
He knows that next year, he will march with his friends.

“Was it worth all the pain,” someone asks as he leaves?
“You tell me,” he says softly, “Are your children free?”

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Lest we Forget when the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power Then and only then shall we have Peace

rm_jandj3080 41M/36F
3 posts
11/11/2005 6:37 pm

Did you write that? I'm a Veteran and I really liked it. It's a great poem and Im glad I found it today while looking at your profile.


VINDD 52M

11/19/2005 9:30 pm

I am a veteran and i think that this is one of the most beautiful thing's i have ever read Thanks for posting


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