25 May 2014

You Will Never Be Forgotten by Teresa S. Mathews




You Will Never be Forgotten

You forgot about your fears and quickly grabbed your gun,                                 
and into the thick of the battle you did bravely run.

Never once did you stop to think about all of the dangers,                                   
you were there to protect us, whether family, friends or strangers.

Fighting for your country to remain proud and free                                       
wanting each and every one of us to keep our liberty.

Fighting with bold courage never thinking of the cost;                                      
never giving up even if it meant your life would be lost.

Thank you for your bravery and dying for this great land,                                   
you will forever be remembered as a selfless woman or man.

May your families be forever proud of the sacrifice you made;                         
may you live long in their hearts and your memories never fade.

"You will not be forgotten" are the words we humbly say;                   
remembering the sacrifice you made for us that day.

Because of your valor Old Glory is free to proudly wave                                  
o'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!

© Teresa S. Mathews 2014


May Their Bravery Always Be Remembered


Thanks to http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=85893&picture=memorial-day-tribute for use of this picture.

23 comments:

  1. Another beautifully anointed poem, TERESA. America has its faults but it is still the greatest country in the world IMO -- thanks to all the courageous men and women who gave up so much to make it "The land of the free and the home of the brave." Thank you for this lovely tribute.

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    1. Thanks DIANA; you are right I can't think of a better country to live in.

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  2. Teresa, this is beautiful as usual. And, it speaks the truth. I lost friends and some cousins in serving our country. Maxie
    <3

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    1. Thank you MAXIE! So sorry to hear of your loss! It's so sad that the price of Freedom has to be so high!

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  3. We have of course our ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) day we celebrate in remembrance of those who have fought for and given up their lives for our country's freedom. But wherever you live, the sacrifice is always the same. And you expressed it so well in your poem. Thanks TERESA! "Lest we forget"

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    1. Thank you NOELA!! Thanks for the tidbit of info about Australia's equivalent to our Memorial Day. It's a wonderful thing to remember all who have bravely fought for their country.

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  4. Thank you for this lovely poem remembering our fallen heroes!

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    1. ANNE YW! Thank you for coming by! :-)

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  5. Teresa, a beautiful tribute to our military heroes.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thank you Tina, so glad I was able to share it!

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  6. Teresa, your poems continue to astound me with their beauty. Thank your ro sharing your talent with us! Blessings!

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    1. CARRIE thank you for your sweet words, I was cutting it close writing this one! lol Have you ever heard the saying about working better under pressure? Look it up and my pictures will be beside it!! ;-) I just read another saying about that "“Nobody works better under pressure. They just work faster.” ― Brian Tracy" That made me LOL!!

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  7. I am so grateful to have you as a precious sister, confidant and friend. Thank you for another masterful expression of your insightful and caring heart. Love you so much, Sweetie!

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  8. Hi STEVE! Thanks for those beautiful words. Everyone let me introduce you to the best brother ever, Steve Sharpe! I am beyond blessed to have him as my brother!

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  9. A very beautiful and touching poem. Thank you so much for sharing. Wish everyone in the USA could read this. Blessings on all who served our country.
    Mary Lou K flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. How sweet of you to say that MARY LOU!! Thanks so much for coming by and making my day! :-)

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  10. Wonderful post

    God bless you
    From a surviving spouse
    Chris Granville

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    1. Oh CHRIS thank you for the sacrifice that was made for our freedom! :-)

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  11. Lovely, Teresa. I can't imagine not being with my husband for very long at all, but to lose him - - - after not seeing him for so long already - - - don't want to try and remember. God bless the soldiers and their families!

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    1. Caryl, I can't imagine such a loss, either. I agree--God bless our military and their families!

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  12. Such a beautiful poem, Teresa!! Thank you!! God truly has given you a gift in writing poems!!

    I can truly appreciate the words of your poem as numerous members of my own family have served in various wars - my nephew is currently a career Army chaplain and served in Iraq, my brother is a retired Air Force pilot who served in Vietnam, and there are also members who served in WWI and WWII.

    Sorry to be so late in posting - I was sick in bed for several days this week and am now getting caught up on some of the blog posts I missed.

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