Del a.k.a. Abe Jones

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Gold Star Families - Poem by Del a.k.a. Abe Jones

There’s too many Gold Star Families
Their numbers growing every day
Too much to ask those loved ones
Such a terrible price they pay.

All will say they are very proud
That their loved one knew the cost
That in the horrors of Wartime
Precious lives are sometimes lost.

But the death of a brave Hero
In the Service of this Land
Dying for some other country
Is oft times, hard to understand.

'In the name of Freedom! '
'For the good of fellow man! '
'To put an end to oppression! '
Or, sometimes some other plan!

There have always been those Souls
Who will rally to the battle’s call
Who will bear those deadly arms
Who will march and sometimes fall.

Some will just bear the wounds
Though, not always clear to see
Some will never return the same
As the people, they used to be.

But the ones who have that void
Of that hole in heart and mind
They are the greatest Heroes
That we can ever hope to find.

Maybe one day in our future
Peace will be the way we’ll live
But until then we’ll have those
Who give all they have to give.

Gold Star Families stand in front
And shed their tears of loss and pain
And as long as Man goes to War
We’ll see them time and time, again.

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  • (10/12/2007 3:30:00 PM)

    Arlington Cemetery Blues

    the Army buried that young man
    in little bits & pieces
    'honorably' awarded what was left of him
    some medals
    that he'd never touch
    or knew he had won

    these…they gave to his crying Mother.

    the folded Red, White & Blue
    they handed to his grieving Father.

    after that...
    the way the Military figured it out,
    the Army's job was done.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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