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Brave Boys of Normandy


A Pantygynt poem: In Rememberance...

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We call it armistice day, I'm not sure what they call it in Europe, and there, (US) Memorial Day. Dad was at Dunkirk when the war began, what they called a glorious defeat, his hearing was affected, and he sat the war out, honourably discharged, he was eighteen when it began, David, my brother, served in in Vietnam, and was wounded. We (Australia) went to war at the beginning of each conflict, although a long way away from us, we fought alongside the US, after Pearl Harbour. Winston Churchill is not thought of very kindly here, he wanted all our troops in Europe, when the the Japanese were on our doorstep. You've written an excellent poem here Dean, Australia had the last successful cavalry charge at Beersheba in 1917, running into the guns of the enemy, freeing Israel from the Turks, 3,000 Aussies held back the might of Rommel's Panzers at Tobruk in 1941 for 241 days, allowing the British to regroup in Egypt. Well done, Dean, war has cost Australia dearly. Blessings, Roy


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    Thank you for reading and commenting on this, Roy.
    As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Dean
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The poem sings with honor
To the many fallen
The victory known to come
With the taking of this storm

How uncertain at the time
Still known it was best to try
For the war would end with this
Invasion being a success

Veterans of this great time
Few remain in life
The honor to fight with valor
Without the limit of engagement

Most of the stress today
Comes from these rules in play
Still the horror of war
Make most of your poems calm for sure


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    Thanks.

reply by danpald on 11-Nov-2016
    Happy Veterans Day. So you were with the Marines under Pres. Regan. I never had to go to Viet Nam but stayed in the States in a hospital working. You did go under fire and seen a small version of war. Hw lucky I was but after years in the missions and working in Russia as well as other countries I learned more the greatness of America. Now working with Veterans in the hospital I am even more open to feeling the friendship that comes from serving the Country. Thanks for your service and have a great day. Continue with your poems and talent that is great. Mine is simple writing with need to express what is inside.

reply by the author on 12-Nov-2016
    I hope you had a very happy Veteran's Day too, Dan.
    The fact that you didn't have the opportunity to see combat duty makes your invaluable service to our country no less significant than those who did. All of us work together in whatever capacity we're called to do to reach one common goal.
    Victory.
    Thanks for your service, and I appreciate you getting back to me.
    Semper Fi, Dan.
    ~Dean :}
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My husband is a huge history buff. When we lived in Germany, we visited all the WWI and WWII sights. Both wars were horrible. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tribute.


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Is there any topic you can't write about? Once again, your words are combined to create powerful imagery. You set the scene of war with stark reality as though you were there.

The pictures and audio you have chosen just add to the depth and emotions of your well chosen words.

Your poetry astounds me once again - well done Dean :)

Rachel


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Very sad, some of those boys look no older than twelve. A haunting and powerful tribute to these brave souls who remained brave throughout their lives. A very strong ending that left the reader with much to think about.


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    Thanks for reading, JoAnn.
    I appreciate your kind comments.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Dean :}
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Marvelous over all presentation, Dean. It was like reading a graphic narration to a movie. I felt the battle, the sound and smell of it, the inescapable horror of it.

God Bless our troops.

:) e


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This is very good, remembering those who fought WWII Normandy invasion, the battle that changed the tide of the War. Great job on the pantygynt, wonderful presentation. Thanks for the share on this fine veterans day. have a great day


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This is an exceptionally beautiful telling of Normandy Beach. You've made it so real, and so many people need that.

We owe a lot to these men and others like them. There was a time when we were proud of our veterans and cherished them for their duty. I pray we will return to that time, and also show respect for our flag.

Thank you for writing this. 8-)


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    Thanks for reading, Yvonne.
    I appreciate your comments.
    Enjoy your weekend.
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Dean,

This is a very strong pantygnt remembrance poem for those
brave soldiers at Normandy and all veterans that have served.
Meter, rhymes, message and presentation are all perfect! I'm
happy that many reviewers had a well deserved exceptional
rating to offer this outstanding piece.

Thank you for writing and sharing this and helping history
and the sacrifice of so many to stay alive. I could mention other
poetic devices used, but you know them better than I do...
so, I will just say thanks again.

Linda
Small detail...
(In your top note - It's Veteran's Day, right...not Memorial Day.
Also, remembrance vs. rememberance:)


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    You are absolutely right, Linda, it is Veteran's Day.
    I made the change, and thank you for pointing that out!
    Thanks too for reading nd commenting on this poem.
    I have the utmost respect for all men and women who have served and sacrificed for their countries, both our allies and our own.
    Enjoy your weekend, and thanks again.
    ~Dean :)
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reply by AnnaLinda on 11-Nov-2016
    Your respect was displayed beautifully!
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Well written tribute to the men who gave their lives and the ones that returned. Your words flowed well line to line combining and forming the message of the poem for the reader.


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reply by the author on 11-Nov-2016
    Thanks for reading, Winnona.
    Enjoy your weekend.
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