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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Retreat (as in quiet time away) (08/01/05)

TITLE: Taps
By Ralph LeMoon
08/04/05


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I returnned to Arlington Cemetary to visit again on Memorial Day.
It was so very crowded that I could hardly find my way.
I had come to sit in the sad quiet.
But instead it looks and sounds like a riot.
But the only things that are the same
Are the stiffmarching soldiers.
who march so stiffly as to protect the graves.
Do the military men and women
buried here and do do their families
look forward to a visit or is it a chore?
when the bugler is blowing taps souding no more?


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Crista Darr08/09/05
I like this a lot. It has great potential but seems unfinished. There are a few problems that could be solved with proofreading. Also, why start out rhyming and then change? This piece is powerful and I don't think it needs the rhyme. :)
Debra Brand08/10/05
I so like the thought process here. Please expand upon it.
dub W08/11/05
Thanks for posting.
Julianne Jones08/13/05
Interesting thoughts, but like Crista felt that it was unfinished. Would like to know more about where you were going with this. It has the potential to be a powerful piece of writing. Thanks for sharing.