Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Magpie 90




Remembering

of the fifty eight thousand plus
they numbered 
two hundred and two

{ all named Moore }
brave American soldiers

listen carefully you might hear 
the mournful sound of taps
symbolic of what they taught us
by dying


21 comments:

  1. Nice poem, but it reminds me why they thought it important to list the dead on the Vietnam Memorial, not in alphabetical order, but in the order in which they fell. My Magpie this week is A Plot Both Great and Grand.

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  2. And whatever their names, the thousands should be remembered to remind the world not to let wars win...

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  3. stilling and stirring at all those lost...in our wars...nice piece helen

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  4. I imagine this read in almost a whisper...

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  5. Apparently the lesson eluded Dubya, as he repeated the very same, very avoidable, mistake in Iraq.

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  6. A beautiful tribute which is a stark reminder of those who have fallen in wars that were ours and those that were not.

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  7. Beautiful tribute to all those brave Moores...

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  8. Excellent - made more so by your research, I think. Well said.

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  9. A sad story in every name...
    Wonderful take on this Magpie!

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  10. Beautiful and thoughtful take on the prompt. Always good to be reminded of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. So many soldiers, so many names. Thank you for sharing this. (BTW, love your choice of music, Forever Young by Dylan is one of my favorites.)

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  11. Lovely tribute and a stark reminder of the toll war takes on our military.

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  12. You can't give Moore than all. Nice!

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  13. A timely piece. It's Remembrance Sunday in the UK this weekend when our nation will respect and thank those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

    http://keithsramblings.blogspot.com/2011/11/written-for-magpie-tales-there-were-not.html

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  14. A moist poignant tribute, focusing on so many of the same name (makes a brutal point). Thank you.

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  15. sweet.
    well done.
    prayers to those whose lives are lost.

    welcome sharing a random or relevant poetry with us today.

    :)

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