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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    For all the unknown soldiers, who fought for our country and died without recognition. I dedicate this poem to them.

    The Shadow Soldiers

    Tattered and torn the flag proudly waved,
    High for the freedoms they soulfully saved,
    Etched into stone "unknown" is engraved.
    Soldiers of war.

    Harrowing nights they bravely fought,
    Aching for days the gravely sought,
    Dreaming of home they never forgot.
    Owed to the corp.

    Woe for the soldiers the shadows of men,
    So solemnly swore to die to defend,
    Our country from foes without and within.
    Lambs of the fold.

    Dead are the soldiers no credit or fame,
    Indeed were courageous but died with no name,
    Endowed with no medals to faithfully claim.
    Remember the bold
    Shadow soldiers.



    Sally aka Forestdawn

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    PaintedDiary JPiC Mentor

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    Dear Sally,

    This was an incredible poem of strength, recognition, and homage to the "Shawdow Soldiers" of not only our oresent, but of our oast as well. Great piece, and I commend you and thank you for writing such a powerful, and overdue piece of patriotism. Take care.

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    A noble poem in its message, but also in the form and meter making it a pleasure to read. As only my second posting, I am truly delighted with the quality of poetry here. I see you are a teacher - your students are very fortunate indeed!

    Philip


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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Thank you so much. Philip and Painted, Your comments are greatly appreciated.

    I thought I would bring this poem back to the front line (so to speak) in honoring Veteran's Day. (Friday)

    Although I haven't written a poem for the men and women soldiers who are still alive and continue to still suffer from the effects of the wars. I do indeed acknowledge them as well. and will try and write one you them soon.

    Blessed be

    Forestdawn
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    I love acrostic poems! Don't have the imagination for them myself, lol. Such a profound poem! Had to slow down to carefully read each word, to savor the emotions so imbued in it.
    Fantastic poem!
    Gail


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    Wow Sally, You have created a real masterpiece here, and in an acrostic yet! Outstanding! TY for posting this for us!


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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    In honoring Memorial Day. I thought I would bring this poem to the top, we always should remember all of those who have indeed paid the price for our country.

    And I also want to bless all the soldiers (then and now) living or in death who has ever fought in wars for all of us.


    Bless all the soldiers.
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Thanx so very much for sharing this poem SALLY - It is a beautiful tribute for the soldiers indeed - Especially considering the horrid "no-face" war we seem to be intangled in at the moment - Interesting that "terror" has no face... Anyway - really appreciate this poem very much - Thanx!

    Jacquii.


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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Thank You so much Gail :) Tree :) Jacquii :)

    I agree this war is indeed a horrific terror with no face. If only there was a way that people could live together in harmony it would be a more plesant enviroment, but alas that is just wishful thinking.

    Thanks for the comment. Comming from poets like you makes this writer very honored.

    Blessings
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    wishful thinking? I don't think so!
    If loud mouths like myself can inspire commentary on FoxNews station, MSNBC and the like - can you imagine the impact more "sane" intellectuals have?

    Never underestimate... Especially in the political arena - there's so many friggin polls about how many freckles your cat has.... It's imperative to make your voice heard and say FUK the cat LOL - and as an animal rights activist... I approve this message :hooray:

    Jacquii.

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    Absolutely wonderful...great tribute and done in a way that grabs one's attention.


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    Sally
    As a veteran and a poet, I know how tough it can be to deal with these issues. "Shadows Soldiers" is a wonderful tribute to the unknown soldiers. The entire concept of unknown soldier is a very chilling one even to a soldier prepared to give his life for his country. I never knew anyone who agreed to do both. Thank you for sharing.

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