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War and Tragedy

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Love, Johnny

Her hands shook as she moved them
Across a faded picture
Signed and Dated on the back
To you Mama
Love Johnny, 1941

The year spoke memories
A war that was fought
To protect our land
Our Freedom
Our rights

Johnny was smiling
How young, how bright
His buddies stand round him

The war they fought
And the ones that
Never came back home

She said that he promised
He'd return to her some day
But the flag draped coffin
Said otherwise

She can't remember much
But when she does it's him
Back before the war
And all those years waiting
And needing his embrace again

'He's not gone"
She says holding a picture
'I am waiting for the war to end
To hold him in my arms once more"

No one has the heart to tell her
That he passed for His country
Back in 1941

But the Flag's still folded on her table
Though a little faded
Yellow and old

He still fought for her
Knowing that he would one way or another
Andrea VanDerslice
12th Grade
Copyright 2007
November 29, 2007
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