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Today We Remember

May 23, 2010
By sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi


Today we remember our protectors
The valiant women and brave young men
Lieutenants and captains their directors
Courageous defenders of now and then

To soldiers who survived and came back home
To those who took their rest in Flanders Fields
I dedicate to you with thanks this poem
You’re heroes to be America’s shield

Those who rode into battle on horses
Combating to create a nation freed
Those serving today in the armed forces
Who fight with sacrifice and lacking greed

Today we remember those of our nation
Who battled for future generations



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on Jul. 25 2010 at 4:34 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:37 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thank youuu!

on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:37 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thank you, and I agree.  People tend to take their sacrifices for granted.

on Jul. 12 2010 at 11:49 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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this is sooooo awesome!  i love it!

on Jul. 11 2010 at 7:24 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Part of the J7X team. :)

It was so deep! I love how you dedicated the poem to the soldiers, they definitely deserve it. :) And you had great diction in here!

on Jul. 10 2010 at 1:12 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

That was awesome, very well-worded, nice rhyme and rhythm, and wonderful message.  We should always commemorate those who died defending our country.

on Jun. 18 2010 at 11:16 am
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thank you!  I read this in front of my whole school for memorial day!  It was quite frightening!  I'm glad I did it though.  :)

on Jun. 18 2010 at 11:14 am
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thanks, I'll check out your work too!

on Jun. 18 2010 at 11:14 am
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thanks, I definetly will!

on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:36 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

That was soooo good ! Don't stop writing your so good :) Come check out my poems , thank youu :)

on Jun. 17 2010 at 6:54 pm
Jane_P PLATINUM, San Clemente, California
25 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
When asked about race...

"Well, when I went to the bathroom I was Russian, and when I came out I was Finnish."

or, alternatively:

"Irish I could tell you."

A great tribute to our many soldiers who often go without recognition. Fantastic, keep writing!

on Jun. 17 2010 at 7:49 am
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
14 articles 0 photos 501 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

wow, this is sooooo amazing/1!!!! i love this-awesome way of putting it-its sooooo good!!! please check out some of my work


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