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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Postcards (08/29/05)

TITLE: From Iraq, A Postcard
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08/30/05


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From Iraq, A Postcard

I walked to the mailbox, looking to see,
I prayed my prayers would be answered,
If there was mail for me.
I prayed to hear from my Son, it has been
A while,
He is serving in Iraq, it's so far from home,
Mile after mile.
I see a Postcard, Yes! address from that
Foreign land,
Even a picture on the front, with all that
Desert Sand.
Hi Mom, this is me, I am fine, but miss you too,
Every night, you are in my prayers,
And I think of you.
I pray for everyone there at home
Every night,
I pray Mom, you are ok, and all is
All right.
Don't worry about me Mom, and please
Don't cry,
I chose to serve our Country, and I
Don't question why,
You know Mom, I was a boy when I left
To follow command,
But fighting and living in this desert,
Has made me a man.
Tell all I love them, and if I don't make
It home, don't cry for me,
Just honor my choice, to fight for Freedom,
So all men can be free.
I love you Mom, pray for my safety, and
Others too!
Hugs and Love, remember Mom, I love you.


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Debra Bowers09/05/05
Precious poem of a timely subject. If you devide into stanzas, it makes it easier for the reader. Other then that, it is well written with much love. Something I enjoy seeing in a poem. "Nicely Done" "God Bless You"
Carol Adams09/05/05
I agree that you should separate your stanzas, but a very timely poem. Good job.
Phyllis Inniss 09/05/05
Timely subject treatment in this lovely poem. I like the rhythm too.
Lisa Graham09/06/05
Much heart and feeling went into this piece. Keep writing from your heart.
Brandi Roberts09/06/05
Such brave young men and women choose to fight a war not-their-own. Loved this piece. Thanks for sharing!
Jan Ackerson 09/07/05
Very rich in feeling and meaning, excellent rhyme. Work on more consistent meter (the same number of accented and unaccented syllables in each line).
Nina Phillips09/10/05
I purely just loved it. Beautifully written. Finding a way to represent many moms and dads who are longing to hear a word from their children..well--I think this poem portrays the story in a very heartfelt manner. Nice job! God bless ya, littlelight