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Sunday, May 27, 2012

To you also I give my thanks.



Silhouette



Will he come
To me tonight
I wonder as I silhouette
So lonely
Picture framed by window casings

Will he come
To me tonight
As the shadows go
My longing grows
For his warmth again at my side

Will he come
To me tonight
His shade I seek inside I am weak
From the day on Iwo he did leave
Please lord bring him to me one last time

Chris McQueeney    5/27/12    9:59 A.M


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Thank you to all the men and women that have served for our country in the armed services. As I reflect on the losses some have incurred so that I may have the freedom that I so cherish today, I feel inside a debt of gratitude. To the families of those that have passed and those that will come, to you also I give my thanks.
Please do not take this as a political platform from which to expound on the virtues for or against the need for an armed services. There will be time enough for that on another day.
For today and tomorrow I just wish to say thank you!
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The image House At Dusk, 1935, was painted by Edward Hopper

I also want to say thank you to Tess from The Mag for the prompt, every week she offers up to us an image from which to create worlds with words. please visit to see what others have left behind on their path through life.

23 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

As ex- armed forces myself, I so agree with you on having gratitude for their sacrifices for our freedom.
A lovely, sad, emotional tribute. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

nice tribute man....i feel the longing in that prayer to bring him home safe....i am def grateful to those that serve or served...

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gautami tripathy said...

Such a touching tribute....

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rosemary mint said...

"one last time" ... Nice ending.

Tumblewords: said...

Yes, thank you! A lovely and haunting tribute...

Kutamun said...

Beautiful contact with the anima there, Wander. I would like to send the buggers who have fed Gen Y to the slaughter over the last ten years to be put in the front line with a gun in their hands. Thanks.

zongrik said...

it'[s great that you could connect this them to memorial day ;)

four memorial day senryu

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, very beautiful and I'm with you on the service and thanks. Lovely! gardenlilie.com

Brian Miller said...

glad you popped this in over at dverse as well man...hope you had a great weekend...

lisa said...

beautifully thoughtful tribute...

Marbles in My Pocket said...

A side of war and loss we don't look at often; those left behind. I felt it to a degree when my cousins and friends were in Vietnam, but never as much as a wife or mother. Excellent write!

Tess Kincaid said...

This would be lovely set to music!

Jira said...

I like what you did with this prompt and where you took it. I looked at the picture and couldn't think of anything nor would I have come up with the subject you did based on it. Nicely done.

I am confused about one line...

From the day on Iwo he did leave

I don't know what this means... are you speaking of Iwo as the place or something else I'm not familiar with?

She Writes Here Now said...

Beautifully said.

Carrie Burtt said...

A beautiful and timely tribute....love this! :-)

Ben Ditty said...

Your words, images and blog reminded me of Van Gogh tonight :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe I don't belong here. Thought a voice from 'over there' might add perspective. Was in Iraq six years. Now Afghanistan. My colleagues were hit hard couple days ago. Gravity.

We are over 37 nationalities. Not merely American. Every represented nation will experience loss by summers' end. PLeASe hold up those who outlive the fallen. However you choose...remember us

FOB Sharana

Wander said...

Thank you!

Wander said...

Thanks Brian!

Wander said...

Thank you for commenting. You are welcome here. Voives from a far are needed!

Wander said...

Lol, thank you!

kj said...

how did i miss this?

'Picture framed by window casings' something literal and symbolic about this for me.

i hope you are well too, chris. everything is okay on my end, my favorite time of year

love
kj