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60 seconds MAG

June 19, 2009
By AlexandraRose BRONZE, Port Hardy, Other
AlexandraRose BRONZE, Port Hardy, Other
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They ask for 60 second once a year That is all,
60 seconds to remember those who once stood brave and tall.

They spent their 60 seconds in suffering and in pain,
Those 60 seconds for the freedom we would gain.

60 seconds took forever as he watched his buddy die,
60 seconds to remember the nurse who had to try,
60 seconds went so fast as the bombs came pouring down,

Only 60 seconds to find your courage from within.

Another 60 seconds and he would face his greatest fear,
Those endless 60 seconds as the wives waited to hear.

They ask for but 60 seconds so we'd know the price they paid,
60 seconds in the war our freedom made.

They ask for 60 seconds,
That is all,
To stand in peace-filled silence,
And to hear the trumpet call.

The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote for Rememberance Day. Enjoy!:)

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on Aug. 30 2011 at 2:06 am
Janinexo BRONZE, Broomall, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything happens for a reason, even if you don't agree with the reason things happen and life moves on."

That is absolutly outstanding! very moving

on Nov. 27 2009 at 5:48 pm
Daisychain BRONZE, Fresno, California
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OMG! That is so good :D Love it <3 :)

Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Nov. 21 2009 at 4:10 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Very nice.