Joseph Anderson

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They Gave All - Poem by Joseph Anderson

With our Memoral Day approaching we should take time to
pause and reflect-

With our silent men of war
We, today take time to pause;
For the many, as they lay,
We pay homage to their cause.

But we oft times lose the measure
Of the sacrifice each made.
If we think in terms of many,
Individual glories fade.

Dwell not on the millions dead,
Think of just one precious life;
Maybe someone close to you
Now long perished in the strife.

No one wants to give their life
For a cause, though it be just;
Think on this, as now you pay
Tribute to their honored dust.

They gave all that we may have
Precious freedom here, this day
We should strongly guard their cause
And nurture it, in every way.

Comments about They Gave All by Joseph Anderson

  • Sylva Portoian (6/1/2012 5:07:00 AM)

    I think you should be regarded as
    the best American poet and International as well
    They give for people they don't deserve...
    I think their poems are so silly...No feeling no passion in...
    I don't call it poetry...

    This poem should be thought in the schools...
    This is a real poetry from someone
    Who carried the pain in the field...
    Who has scars on his dermis
    In his mind
    and his heart...
    And still bearing it...
    Without regrets...
    But exhaling with poems...!
    We will exhale with you your pains...!
    Please publish your poems...!
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  • Ramesh Rai (5/23/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Sir, this poem is a tribute to you. Each stanza is so beautiful as if the expression came directly from the core of your heart. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2012 5:26:00 PM)

    What a reminder. I certainly owe them a debt of gratitude. And will never forget what they've done. Thanks.10

    Time permitting, would you please read my Thank You Mr. Veteran.? Thanks.
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  • Heather Wilson (5/20/2012 1:35:00 PM)

    That is a wonderful memorial poem and a tribute to you Sir for writing it. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/20/2012 10:26:00 AM)

    Great words and very true - we should remember and respect their sacrifice always. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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