4th of July- post tributes to our troops

  1. "VICTORIOUS" by Angela Mac

    If she were standing next to the American Flag
    Firmly planted on top of the remains of a palace
    Amongst the crumbled ruins of an upturned empire
    Looking out onto the vast golden horizon
    of uncharted deserts and lost civilizations
    on a scorching day in mid March
    and dressed in an armored vest atop a chemical suit
    Proudly saluting the Republic for which it stands
    While salty tears of anguish and patriotism trickle
    Her cheeks stained with running mascara
    And her nose running, as she could no longer hold it back
    A red bandana loosely tied from a loop in her Cargos,
    becomes her handkerchief
    A television camera catches the scene
    in a wide-angled lens as the silt settles
    She would cry the sadness of the final mortality
    Then a smile would overtake her
    She would find victory
    Last edit by Angela Mac on Jul 24, '04
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    beautiful.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Angela - thanks so much!
  5. by   Rhoresmith
    Thank you that was wonderful !!! One brother is on the way back to Iraq and my heart is breaking so this was very meaningful to me
  6. by   Angela Mac
    thanks to all of you for your kind words, but I am not seeking praise. I am hoping that others will write a few words, or a tribute to our troops overseas. I am sure there are many nurses alongside the soldiers too, who may be logging in and wanting to hear words of encouragement. Thank you to all the men and women in their fight against terrorism, may you come home soon.
  7. by   unknown99
    THANK YOU!!! My son's good friend was killed in Iraq just about 6 months ago. My son copied this and framed it with his friends picture.
  8. by   Angela Mac
    Quote from sagarcia210
    THANK YOU!!! My son's good friend was killed in Iraq just about 6 months ago. My son copied this and framed it with his friends picture.
    That is perhaps the nicest thing I have heard done with a piece of my poetry. Thanks. -Angela

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