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Author Name: FreeFLETCH 30 Comments
Date Added: February 22, 2005 10:02:41 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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 Stars and stripes--tis' the season
September 11--there is a reason
Off to war with iraq
Many leave-- some don't come back
See it on t.v.--bombs and sand
I long to hold my young mans hand
I'm not his father--but he calls me dad
Said I'm the best one he's ever had
Time is on hold--days fly by
I may act cold--there is hope in my eye
To you my son--half the world away
I love you and care -- I pray everyday
If this war may bring peace--let it be
Thank You son--for helping us stayfree
So I hang up my flag--shout it out loud
My Son is a Marine--I'm Very Proud


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Comment By: FreesHeRi on October 20, 2009 12:13:08 PM Report


Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on September 6, 2008 08:47:20 PM Report
Great and sincere write my friend a Daddy. You have every reason to be proud of your son (a child) in the path of death daily, fighting for what he thinks he beleives in just like he was told.....but...see my "Bodyworth" and " Awakened"
I sincerely hope your boy comes back OK in body and mind.
Truly, I do, than maybe his courage will be put to better use in the future for your grandsons & grandaughters. Best wishes from a Viet-Nam vet.

Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on February 1, 2008 08:43:23 AM Report
Hi Fletch - I hope your son is still OK. Are you still happy about him serving there? I never supported the war against Iraq, never thought that it had anything to do with the atrocities on September 11th 2001 or Alqaida.  It seems to me that nothing worthwhile has been achieved for the sacrifice of all those lives, American, British and most of all Iraqis. The War in Afghanistan against the Taliban and Alqaida was necessary and worthwhile.  Even so we seem to have achieved little there as well. Another 50 died today in a terrible murderous atrocity. This was Iraqis killing Iraqis ?-(. The army guys are mostly brave and doing a difficult job as well as they can because it is their job. But the folly of all this drives me to despair. I think we should bring the Boys Back Home.


Anyway here is a piece of mine about September 11th 2001


September 11 2001

September 12th 2001

Out of the blue sky come the saffron rays of the morning sun,

Painting the City heights a delicate yellow;

And the summer swifts, circling and circling

Until the empty season is filled with their departure;

And the lark descending, a black dot of song,

Visible only to the ear against the diffracted azure light;

And the insectivorious hum of frantic bees,

Working the later flowers before warm days cease;

And the silver jets, so high that only vapour trails,

Like the lark's song, betray their coming to the sky scanning ear;

And sometimes such a day as freezes Time

Into a blue, translucent block of future rememberings,

In which, many years from now,

All men know were they were, and what they did upon this day.


Warm Wishes



Comment By: FreeDrew on July 22, 2006 06:40:31 PM Report
very touching and patriotic

Comment By: FreeDrew on July 22, 2006 05:38:34 PM Report
very touching and patriotic

Comment By: FreeLily Johnson on February 5, 2006 10:30:39 AM Report
Wow. Wonderful poem. Congrats on the award, you deserve it. Keep up the good writing.
Comment By: FreeKaren Marrah on December 1, 2005 07:09:30 AM Report
Fletch, you did such a beautiful job on this. Your heart and feelings show so powerful here, and well deserving of the award you received. Keep up the great work...Your friend, Karen
Comment By: FreeLady Literary on August 8, 2005 10:02:35 PM Report
I wish I had read this sooner. My prayers and well wishes for you and yours. I have a great respect for the men and women that are willing to risk their lives so we can live ours in peace. It's a sad state, though, that it has to come to this. If your boy is not home yet, I pray that he comes home soon.....and safely. Lisa
Comment By: FreeLiquid Poetess on June 3, 2005 12:13:33 PM Report
This poem is so deserving of this award, and it's obvious how proud you are.. I hope your son is safe & well and knows he is a hero to many. I'm not American I'm from UK but it makes no difference whatsoever, we all stand together when the time is called for it & you have every right to be proud & shout it from the rooftops.

Liquid Poetess : )
Comment By: Freejohnny on April 16, 2005 04:51:09 AM Report
congrads on the award the poem was very touching and i am honored to have the privilage to read such a breutiful piece of art and next time you talk to your son tell him that he is my hero and that i have the upmost respect for him and all those who serve with him and have served in the past in order to help us keep our freedom god bless him and those who assist him in fighting for our country
take care and keep up the good work
-a very grateful and touched johnny blaze
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on March 5, 2005 04:51:36 PM Report
Congratulations on the award FLETCH. I'm proud that we have people willing to stand up for what is right.
Gentle Dove
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on March 4, 2005 10:27:06 PM Report
Congratulations upon your Award, and please know the respect that we hold for your Son, the Marine~! Thank you for sharing...
The Bag Lady
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on March 3, 2005 10:18:38 AM Report
I am from New York so 9-11 holds alot of dispair and grief for me,this poem is awesome and very deserving of the award,congrats and great job, joe
Comment By: FreeRobert E. Richards on March 3, 2005 10:00:06 AM Report
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Flecher. As a father myself I hope and pray that he is safe and well.
Black Bob
Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on March 2, 2005 10:10:04 PM Report
So many young men pay for freedom in ways which tear at the heart. I hope and pray that your son comes home safely to his loving family and that peace will come to you once more.
Congratulations on your award I'm sure your son will be proud of his dad when he hears of your award
Comment By: Freejoia on March 2, 2005 12:27:03 PM Report
My prayers are with yours, and where two pray, he listens and prays with us. The medal for this poem is shiny and bright, as much as your pride for your son shines. May he be safe, and you be well, congratulations, joia
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on March 1, 2005 02:51:35 PM Report
My thoughts and prayers are with the troops every proud of this very deserving...godspeed

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 28, 2005 09:48:18 PM Report
May God bless and keep him safe.
This is piece just glows with your
pride and love for your son.
Congratulations on the award.
Comment By: FreeSavanahB on February 28, 2005 09:42:42 PM Report
You TELL 'EM, Fletch!!!! Congrats on both the award and your brave son, standing tall and fighting so that we may be safe and free here at home!!! Savanah....saluting your flag as well!
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on February 28, 2005 10:31:52 AM Report
Fletch: congratulations on the Feature Award for this fine poem. I am sure your son is also very proud.

Lady Dragonwyck
Comment By: FreeJeff on February 28, 2005 08:00:00 AM Report
Great write, congratulations on the award.

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on February 28, 2005 01:57:19 AM Report
On behalf of the Administration and staff of CP I congratulate you on winning this award. Nice work...keep it up!


Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on February 24, 2005 12:09:15 PM Report
May he return safe and unharmed.

Your pride and love are evident here. This poem says it all, you should give it to him. I think he would keep it next to his heart.

Patriotism is the spine of this poem. You've expressed yourself leaves quite an impression.

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on February 24, 2005 09:33:18 AM Report
Fletch: this is a lovely dedication for your son and a true show of your love for him. I enjoyed this very much and wiped a tear from my eye.

Lady Dragonwyck
Comment By: FreeTanya on February 23, 2005 08:17:38 AM Report
My brother is in the Marine Corps also! He is not in Iraq, but there are rumors he may go. I will pray for my friends, your son, and everyone else that is there. Great Write! Tanya~~
Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on February 22, 2005 07:49:48 PM Report
Comment By: FreeRebeckah on February 22, 2005 01:03:59 PM Report
I love this poem and I am so glad that you are able to love him unconditionally as your own. Alot of guys say that they don't treat them any different when in reality they do and I hope that you have had the chance to let him know that you do love him like a son and that we are all proud of his honor and dedication to our nation and we are all praying for his safe return. You can really see the family love their you have touched my heart and the hearts of many others, thank you for sharing this with us and it helps for those of us who aren't involved in the service not to forget the ones that are. I hope for his safe return and for you and your family to have the time of your life when he comes back home, nothing can make up for the lost time but that just makes you cherish the times that you do have together evenmore and I hope that you have a lifetime of those memories to take with you if that day ever does have to come when you least expect it.
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on February 22, 2005 11:07:34 AM Report
This poem gave me the chills to husband's family is very active with the service....they've all done some time in tell your son that his work is so much appreciated over there....I wish this war was over...he and all the others are in my thoughts and prayers....

Comment By: PremiumJillian K. Alexis on February 22, 2005 10:56:25 AM Report
This is a very expressive poem. So sad, yet so true. I think u did a wonderful job in writing this. I pray he returns home safely. Let me know, ok?
Comment By: FreeCandy on February 22, 2005 10:47:07 AM Report
a wonderful write!! I really like this! great great write!! :) hope all is well with him!!



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