I buried a soldier today

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    Mesen
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    (11/10/01 11:44:13 pm)
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    I buried a soldier today
    he was 84.
    His war begun long ago.
    he was a boy.
    His son fights on in his name
    his uniform a mirror of his father's.
    He looked so good
    as he walked him home.
    The detail they sent was quite young.
    I flinched as the volleys were fired.
    The fog held the notes of Taps
    and passed it along it's width
    to areas beyond the graveyard
    so all would know...
    we buried a soldier today.

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    For Curtis RIP sir.
    IF YOU VALUE YOUR FREEDOM, THANK A VET!

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    Mesen -

    Sent you an e-mail this AM.
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    homer4
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    A very good poem Bree. Quite moving in it's short simplicity. I can see the graveside.

    BARTAL
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    (11/11/01 10:28:52 am)
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    Bree This is super. Really I loved it . I was on a 21 gun funeral detail at Fort Hood Tx. in 1968 after Nam. ,and your poem reminded me of those windy days where the taps would go forever. Thanks.
    Peace....Barry