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Imperiled
by C. G. McGovern-Bowen

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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~Imperiled~

 

IEDs abound

Just beyond that secured turf

Enemy awaits

 

Combat zone patrol

Moving target at all times

Constant vigilance

 

Armored truck as bed

Not much good for fraying nerves

Good night's sleep a dream

 

No piece ten years on

Shallow gains leak like a sieve

Peace through war not smart

 

BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!

 

*****

 

My nephew, Anthony McGovern, and his battle buddies--currently

serving in Camp Joyce, Afghanistan--fortunately survived an IED

hit a few days ago while out on a patrol mission. One truck in their

caravan was destroyed. All troops had to be "brain tested" for

concussion injury after returning to base...

Please demand an end to this madness; tell Congress and

the President that enough is enough. Then tell them again and

again because none seem to listen very well...

 

Be safe Tony!!! Our prayers are with you and your battle buddies

at ALL times!!!

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2011 by CG McGovern-Bowen.

All Rights Reserved. 09/29/2011.

Santa Rosa Valley, California.

 

 


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/6/2011
So very meaningful, Carolyn. I pray for peace. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/2/2011
UNFORTUNATELY, THE ONES THAT SENT THEM THERE DID NOT CONTEMPLATE HOW 'HARD' IT WOULD BE TO GET THEM BACK OUT. WE STARTED A 'TASK' THAT HAS TO BE FINISHED. I WISH THAT THOSE THAT SENT THEM HAD THOUGHT IT OUT BETTER. IN ANY CASE, THEY ARE ON THERE WAY HOME, BUT ITS SLOW...LITTLE BY LITTLE THEY RETURN BUT THEY ARE CONSTANTLY IN ALL OF OUR PRAYERS. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 9/30/2011
Carolyn, I pray for peace, for no more wars and for your nephew,
Anthony and all others stationed.

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/30/2011
Praying for Anthony and his brothers in arms. May God put an end to man's folly and see our troops safely returned soon.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/29/2011
it grabs a large fist full of my heart Carolyn -- my nieces husband has served there and Iraq for three tours -- I always worried and hoped for his safe return -- he's been home for a little over a year since his last tour of duty -- I hope your Anthony returns safely --may peace breakout the world over -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/29/2011
War is senseless!!! And what the HELL are we doing there anyway? It's costing our governments billions (we don't have), while our own countrymen are starving in the streets.The middle east has always been in a state of conflict....a power struggle, what makes us think we can change thousands of years of history, or that we even have the right to try! Damn! You got me goin' here this morning! Great collection of thoughts! I pray Anthony comes home safe...

Anna

Anna
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 9/29/2011
This is very sad McGovern. And of course your nephew will return.
Take care :))
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2011
No peace ten years on
Shallow gains leak like a sieve
Peace through war, not smart

All so sadly true, and I hope your nephew and all our valiant soldiers get home soon.



Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/29/2011
As an outsider, Carolyn, i can't comment
on another nation's policies but i can say
i completely understand your concern for the
welfare of your nephew, Tony, and his buddies - may
he and they be always safe from harm.
As always, your writing is elegant and insightful.

John
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