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Every Time It Happens
by Lisa Hilbers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The photo is also my work. I took the photos from my visit to the Traveling Wall this past Sunday.


 

Every Time It Happens
 
 
I clinch my fist; and
close my tear filled eyes-
I bow against the silence-
Just before the next sighs-
Every time it happens,
we are left to wander-
Every time it happens
another soldier dies
 
From roadside bombs, to
fighting in the hills-
One on one combat, either
way- blood spills-
Every time it happens,
another is left to grieve-
Every time it happens
another soldier leaves;
 
This world
 
And the arms of his brothers,
and the hearts of his family-
The touch of their spouse, their
children’s bedtime stories go-
unread-
untold-
unheard-
and then they become-
The bed time story:
Mommy will you tell me about
Daddy?
 
And I clinch my fist; and close
my tear filled eyes-
I bow against the silence-
Just before the child sighs-
I close the book; For here, there’s
no story untold-
Her Daddy’s a Hero,
Brave and Bold
 
Veteran’s Day, 2009

© Lisa Hilbers
November 11, 2009


 

 

 

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Reviewed by D. Vaineo 12/19/2009
Lisa, Great Write, and thanks for stopping by my den!
Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 11/16/2009
I have no words for this except to say this is written very beautifully and with heartfelt emotions. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your den sister, Barbie.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/12/2009
Powerfully penned Lisa, deeply felt.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/11/2009
...AND IT IS WITH THIS UNIQUE WORK THAT WE GET TO LOOK AT VETERAN'S DAY FROM AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT APPROACH...THE FAMILY LEFT BEHIND WITH... TEARS AND PRAYERS. THANKS FOR SHARING, IT IS FILLED WITH EMOTION AND VERY WELL DONE. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOURS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/11/2009
Bravo for this very fine tribute to our Veterans,and all military!
They deserve all the accolades they get!Good to see you ,Lisa!
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/11/2009
The agony of war leaves its scars on all.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/11/2009
Brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eyes Lisa, the same kind I had today when I visited my father's grave///Private Perry, WWII, we do not have to look far for heroes. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tribute.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by P. Michaels 11/11/2009
Hi Lisa,

This has a great, but sad message. Thank you for sharing it. It couldn't be said any better.

Pat
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/11/2009
Stark reality, Lisa, powerfully and movingly penned! Thank you for remembering those who gave their lives to defend our country and our freedoms (which are being stripped day by day, sad to say!). Well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!* *SALUTE*
Reviewed by kg cummings 11/11/2009
rarely does anything move me to tears, this poem with it's grit and reality caused me to weep. thank you for sharing this tribute.
Kathy
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/11/2009
There is an excellent cadence to this poem, Lisa and the content so fitting on this day of celebrating those who have served and never forgetting those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Really good write, very strong and points made clearly. Thank you for remembering all who have served.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/11/2009
Very fitting words this day and always.

John

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/11/2009
Lisa,

Nobody pens tributes to our soldiers any better than you. Thank you for honoring those who serve(d), in peacetime and in war. Thank you for remembering the terrible cost of freedom - those who poured their lives out on foreign (and now National) soil. Tears are running down my face as I remember my Daddy, his four brothers and my Mom's brother. They march to Heaven's orders now. My brother and cousins who served - thank God they're still alive. THESE are my heroes, as are all military men and women and our valient Veterans, who deserve much more than mere words can express. Powerful, powerful -

Their stories will be heard, read, told, as long as we remember.

((((HUGS)))) and love, and a grateful salute, Karla.
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