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Brave Boys of Normandy


A Pantygynt poem: In Rememberance...

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Outstanding, this style is fascinating. I loved the whole package, you put it together quite well with still and moving images. Combined with the raw passion of the words, I have to say that this poem caught my attention and he'd it; flowing perfectly. My OCD loves the symmetry of the lines AND the whole, similar to a fractal equation. (Google fractals . . .) Yes, I enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a basic human need to gain acceptance and recognition from my peers, and I am definitely getting that here, to have a sense of belonging. Having just "woke up" from a 24 year addiction, my Damn is bursting. Part of my mind is constantly writing and rhyming. Cheers, < : - D ~


 Comment Written 18-Nov-2016


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As a vereran of WW2 I find this to be a marvelous trbibute of remembrance.It renewed
old memories that still linger.Both the art work and the poem were outstanding.I can
certainly agree with your number one rating.-Exceptional qualities in this rendering


 Comment Written 15-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 15-Nov-2016
    The rhythm and construction of the Panygynt form lends itself very well to these of poems, Jay. The fast-paced cadence helps to carry the reader along--in kind of a sing-song way--which is in stark contrast to the horrors of war being depicted.
    Thank you for your service and for the very stellar review.
    Warmest wishes,
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With time war brings new words and miseries, somethings of the same kind. I believe shell shock was current during WW!!. I wonder how many men were lost to suicide after this war and their return to civilian life. Regards to you and your poem. Alan


 Comment Written 15-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 16-Nov-2016
    Yes, it was called shell shock during WWII, Alan. Still, they knew very little about how to help vets deal with it, and nothing like they do for PTSD today.
    I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed reading this..
    I very much appreciate your stellar rating and review.
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Hello Dean Kuch, A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to our Veterans of Normandy and to all veterans of WWII.

Of special note:

At seventeen, I went to war.
Now Hitler's Third Reich is no more--
I learned to hate, but little more,

still haunted by the screams...

(So very, very true. Interestingly, a large portion of WWII was fought and won by "teens" who wore the boots of a man (or woman) and grew up in a moment. There was no time to question. There was no time for looking back. Perhaps, that's how they survived their PTS disorders -- always looking forward.)

A timely poem of honor to our Veterans and to the brave Men and Women who serve our Armed Forces. May God bless them and protect them.

Excellent complementary photo choices. Keep the blue waters flowing. LateBloomer



 Comment Written 14-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 14-Nov-2016
    Thank you for your very comprehensive review and six stars, LateBloomer.
    I am really pleased that you enjoyed this.
    As a veteran of the Marine Corps myself, I have the utmost respect for all the brave men and women in our armed forces, both past and present.
    Thanks again for reading!
    Take care,
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I already told you what I think about this fantastic tribute, so now I will just fill up the lines - sorry - my head is splitting, but I promised and couldn't make it yesterday. Going back to bed as soon as I'm done, but I HAD to come and shelf this before you moved it!


 Comment Written 14-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 16-Nov-2016
    Yes, you certainly have told me, Dawn, and I am so glad that you enjoyed it.
    Thank you for your generous rating and complimentary review.
    I sincerely appreciate it.
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This piece meant more to me than I can describe. I agreed to work with
a couple in their ninety's. His name was Jerry, her name is Grace. They had been
married only six years. We had to put Jerry in hospice last week and Grace was with him every day. They are BOTH WWII veterans. On Friday, Veteran's Day, Jerry died with his wife by his side and I was beside hers. I went to church with her today as she wore her WWII jacket and hat. Tomorrow is their wedding anniversary. Come to find out Jerry's dad, also a veteran, died on Veteran's Day.
I will be sharing your piece with Grace. Thank you. -Bill


 Comment Written 13-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 16-Nov-2016
    Wow, that means a lot to me, Bill, that you think enough about this to read it to Dear Jerry's widow, Grace.
    I think that's one of the best compliments I've ever received in my three years spent here at FanStory.
    Thanks for your as always supportive comments, as well as the stellar rating.
    I deeply appreciate it.
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What a wonderful tribute, for such a horrible war. As a nation we owe it all to these brave men that fought for us to live free. Every Veteran should be treated with respect and honor for all that they have contributed to our own lives. Where would our world be, if not for heroes such as these. Your poem was done extremely well, in message and in tone of message. With the images and sound, I could feel their pain and suffering and felt that I was there too. I loved it! Very well done. It was interesting to read and flowed with the choice of words used.


 Comment Written 13-Nov-2016


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this is a brilliant tribute to soldiers who faught in war dear dean! i like it because you bring the darker and honest side and not just go america- kind of rhetoric. bravo!
thank you for sharing!
sixer if i ever had one!
blessings!
rebekka x


 Comment Written 13-Nov-2016



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Good poem!! Love the beat, meter, and especially the rhyming. My favorite stanza was the one where all the words rhyme with extreme. (I copied and tried to paste it--didn't work.)
People can't forget what 'Veteran's Day' is about--not picnics and just a day off from school and work, but the ultimate sacrifice that men and women made with both life and psychological/physical health.
Keep on writing!!


 Comment Written 13-Nov-2016


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Well done Dean. The photos really upped the anty. I wrote a poem the same day, called "Bum Fluff Soldiers." No matter what theatre of war they fought in, war is war and really, have we learnt anything at all? Thanks for sharing a well-written and well presented poem for Remembrance Day.


 Comment Written 13-Nov-2016



reply by the author on 18-Nov-2016
    Thanks so much, my dear Kay!
    I'm really glad that you enjoyed reading this.
    As always, I appreciate your generous support and very valuable feedback.
    It means a great deal to me.
    Thanks so much again.
    Enjoy your weekend!
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