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Veterans Song
by Budd Nelson
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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May 27 2012

He stands slightly askew
with gnarled hand at salute.
As his flag is lowered
before the sun hides away.

Walking far no longer
the damage done years past.
In the back by a cong's
A k fortyseven.

Comrades living fewer
with every passing year.
It has always been thus
war done men forgotten.

We honor them rarely
soley one day each year.
Far to little for those
who gave so much freely.

Stand up show them you care
these are our true heros.
On foriegn war torn shores
they still guard our freedom.


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Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
Budd, there are so many adjectives that come to mind for this poem but somehow they are mere offerings compared to the impact this makes on your readers....

Reviewed by Kathryn Perry
This brought tears to my eyes! Keep writing my friend.
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo
Budd: Today, in the mail I received my brother's wings. It was 44 years ago that he earned them. Today, I'm just trying to piece it all together. I was only 15 when he was declared MIA. I miss him. He will be brought home. Sooner than later, I have hope. Thank you for this poem. And, thank you for your service for our freedom.

God Bless You,
Reviewed by Shirley Houston
Bravo! This is a beautifully penned tribute to those to whom we owe so much!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
You touch my heart *Budd* with your song!!!!
Such to be a prayer for days to be strong...
when the nights are so long for the Brave!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Freedom is treasured. Splendid "Veterans Song"

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Thanks for sharing
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Asa Seeley
my appreciation and respect to one and all of them. thanks.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” As a veteran yourself, you understand the need for recognition of the sacrifice of young years, life and limb for liberty.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Great tribute...and I agree...we need to think of them every day...their sacrifices are so selfless...

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful tribute to our military men and women who serve(d)! SALUTE!! And if you served: THANK YOU!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
So wonderful your words are written to honor those brave men and women who serve and protect our freedom memorial day is not only for those who have died but for those who are alive and serving our country now..

Much peace love and light
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Truly Amazingly written for those that sure deserve praise, as my father fought in World War Two and told me many stories that were so sad Laura
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
Father:Army, Brother:Navy, Brother:Air Force, Brother:Army, Husband:Navy............Honor given daily here.

Love ya!

Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
Perfect message for the eve of Memorial Day. Thanks for honoring the warriors.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
I forever salute them Budd, my late husband was one who died protecting us and others. Freedom!

Beautiful write and I hope it reaches those who have not known the horrors of war and it's mental destruction.

Love and Light
Reviewed by John Domino
Great Poem! I salute them as always. I spent 24 years in the USAF and I would do it again and again! God Bless the USA!
Reviewed by Odin Roark
Succinct and well spoken. Your words ring clear that we give too little credit and thanks. Much appreciated, Budd.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Great write, Budd...I especially like the second paragraph, that hits home for me...e
Reviewed by Richard King
My sentiments exactly, well stated, my friend. Dick
Reviewed by Felix Perry
As the son of a WWII vet and the writer of a book about his experiences during the war, this write says it all.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
so many scars that impale them very deep
& the emotional ones & mental mind prisions
are horrible too...
Thank You for sharing this memorial Budd
I have a collection of Veteran Poppy Flowers
That I Proudly Display

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Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
It always makes me sad to see Veteran's Day come around, because for far too many, it is just another day off.
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