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  • A YOUNG LIFE GIVEN

    POEM # 262

    A YOUNG LIFE GIVEN
    Born early spring, nineteen eighty five,
    Died late summer, two thousand and five.
    Twenty years boy, student and son,
    Athlete, eagle scout awards won.
    His country called, postponed his plans,
    Help suppress the fighting in foreign lands.
    Only a boy, but man in heart and mind,
    No better son, could any parents find.
    Patriotism and love, served him well,
    Now just one sad tale to tell!
    Left home on a warm summer day,
    Tear filled eyes, parents knelt to pray.
    Phone calls home and letters wrote,
    A young man died before he could vote.
    Protecting his country, in a cold cave,
    A bomb exploded, his life he gave.
    His mother cries and stares in space,
    Her son died in a foreign place.
    On a plane, a box draped with a flag,
    Inside the box a hero, her son in a bag.
    A medal, our countries highest award,
    Given this young man, his last reward!

    Written by Carl Mann
    The kurlman
    8-17-14
    Pleasant Hill, Ohio

  • #2
    Oh Carl! Dear friend, Beautifully expressed, so very sad! I can only awesume this was personal to you. Although even if it wasn't im sure it is to someone. wish I had some great heartfelt words to say. In a world full of loss it's nice to know people are there to comfort you. And to be able to express feelings through poetry is one of the greatest therapy and gifts to have.
    Last edited by Rach79; 03-07-2015, 02:19 PM.

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    • #3
      Rachel, thank you for those BEAUTIFUL kind words, it was not personal, I wrote that poem in less than 15 minutes! After watching the news showing service men being brought home in a flag draped coffin! PS. I am working on your poems, hope to have them for you in the morning! Don't forget SPRING FORWARD tonight! The kurlman

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