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Broken Dreams

May 14, 2012
By otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

I am one stone,
pristine and glistening.
The portal to Heaven's open gates,
standing still
in sharp sunlight.

I am not remembered with flags
or photographs
or fingertips pressed against me,
that caresse cold marble, so soon
after wiping tears from a puffy face
and spill onto those worn blue jeans
that remind her of me.

I am only a name,
carefully engraved,
with hands steady as the surgeon I would be
when I got home, like
I promised her.

One name amongst many,
a wish forgotten story,
filled with lost dreams,
but at least
a name.

The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote about visiting Arlington National Cemetery. The experience was overwhelming, so I chose to write from the point of view of one of our lost heroes. I'm so grateful for their sacrifice.

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This article has 3 comments.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 30 2012 at 10:15 am
Powerful impact. Real and deep. Great clarity and depth of insight. Truly sad yet upheld as heroic. Beautiful poem! Would you please comment on my poem titled I am the Mother of War? I would love your take on it.

on Jun. 25 2012 at 7:34 am
kate12345me GOLD, Sydney, Other
11 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Thoreau
"Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on."

Very mature have a certain emotion weaved into this poem that signifies importance. Great effort!

on May. 17 2012 at 12:51 pm
AngelOnTheATeam PLATINUM, Mountain Home, Arkansas
23 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No One Ever Gets To Know What Could Have Been."

Wow. I was blown away, deep and well written. Thanks for sharing.