Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, November 11, 2016

STANDING UP WFW

Today Words For Wednesday is a combination with Veteran's Day.

Thank you Carolyn McBride for more challenging words today.

boots, cross stitch, hospital,  President, planet, fairy, skin, loved

My own picture selected in memory of my 30 year USS Navy Retired MMCS.

USS Mahan DLG 11 one of the many ships on which he served.


STANDING UP by Granny Annie

Once upon a time
They were all new recruits
Sailing, flying, marching
In brand new boots.

Tucked in their pockets a
Cross stitch from mom
To keep a child safe
To guard from all harm.

Some returning with
Limbs crushed and brittle
Spending their time
In the military hospital.

Regardless of politics
They were never hesitant
To welcome a visit from
The country’s President.

Duty called and they went.
It hit them like granite
Ships loaded with body bags
Was like a different planet.

Held together by skin
Tough faces grown pale
Surely it was all
Just a made up fairy tale

Sacrifice chosen not chosen
Many had been shoved
But today we can say that
All are being loved.

Yes today we salute
Those who stand up for us
Through thick and thin.
Thank you for your service.

HONORING VETERANS TODAY
11-11-16


10 comments:

  1. What a heart warming poem and a wonderful tribute to our Veterans ~ thank you ~



    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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  2. Love this poem and the message it sends. A big thank you to all our veterans.

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  3. This is a truly lovely use of the prompts. Thank you so much.

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  4. Thank you Annie on behalf of veterans past and present as well as their families around the world

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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  5. This an excellent use of the words, a very fitting poem for the day.

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  6. Wonderful poetry and tribute! Nice job, Annie!

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  7. Again, well written, Annie. :)

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  8. you are so clever, Annie!

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  9. wonderful write Annie :)

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