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An Honorable Man and A Friend


A veteran that lived and died as a hero

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sunnilicious
 
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Congratulations on taking home the winning ribbon. That was a wonderful story in a poem. Great visual imagery as you are creative. Clearly written. Good storytelling. Nice work :)


 Comment Written 12-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 12-Nov-2019
    Thank you Sunnilicious. I appreciate you taking time to read and review the poem. Thank you for the gracious words and comments on the substance of the work. Robert
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What a tribute to Charlie this is, but how bloody sad that war killed him fifty years after the fact. It's almost like a slap in the face isn't it?

I don't think I'd be preempting by saying congrats on your win with this excellent entry!


 Comment Written 12-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 12-Nov-2019
    Hello Gypsy. Thank you very much for your kind review and comments. I appreciate you taking time to read and review the poem. It is a shame that the war was cruel to him 50 years later. Robert

reply by Gypsymooncat on 12-Nov-2019
    Ah, similar happened to my Grandad after WWI, although it didn't take quite as long to finally claim his life. It is a pity!

reply by the author on 12-Nov-2019
    For thousands of soldiers, the war is not over when the fighting stops.

reply by Gypsymooncat on 12-Nov-2019
    No, it's not. All too often, it's the inner wars that start once they get home. At least nowadays there are things in place to help returning servicemen and women. Way back then, they were on their own and suffered in silence.
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This is such a sad and poignant poem, it brought tears to my eyes. I think this should do very well in the competition. Good luck and best wishes. Jen.


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reply by the author on 10-Nov-2019
    Hello Jen. Thank you for taking time to read and review my poem. I appreciate your positive comments and personal remarks. Robert
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"An Honourable Man and A Friend", is an exceptionally well-written and heart-breaking piece. This talented poet's work was a privilege to both read and review. Tomorrow I'll wear a poppy to honour my Father, and all the men in my family. All ex-servicemen, and the millions of others who gave their lives so that we could live. Lest we forget.


 Comment Written 10-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 10-Nov-2019
    Hello Duchess. Thank you so very much for the six stars and positive review. I am honored by your award. I appreciate that you will be wearing a poppy on Monday. It is a sign of respect and remembrance. Thank you again Duchess. It's always great to hear from you. Robert
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This is such a stunning poem. A true example of the ravages of war that can take a soldier years after the war, from toxic chemicals used without regard (or perhaps with indifference?) to the fact that our own were being exposes to a killing agent that may take decades, but would take his life in the end. It's horrific our Veterans are left to deal with this!--Karenina


 Comment Written 09-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 09-Nov-2019
    Hello K. Charlie and I were deployed the same years but not the same places. I was not with him and did not have to deal with the same problems. When I separated in 1971, I was told not to wear any military clothing home because of protests. We received exemptions from travelling in uniform. Thank you for your review and personal comments. Robert

reply by karenina on 10-Nov-2019
    What a sad commentary on the state of our country then...
    "Don't wear your uniform..."

    I'm so sorry you and so many others had to hear that.

    Again, thank-you for your service.

    Karenina

reply by the author on 10-Nov-2019
    Thank you K. The things that happened then formed a lot of my strong opinions. Z

reply by karenina on 11-Nov-2019
    NO, thank YOU, Z.....
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OH my stars - this brought the tear s- that is terrible. we don't hear much about agent orange now but certainly it took a horrible toll on our men and women of the military - I hope we can go to the vet parade on Monday - my husband served for 6 years, thankfully between wars. This is so sad. good poem


 Comment Written 09-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 09-Nov-2019
    Thank you very much Gail for reading the poem and reviewing so positively. there are tens of thousands of veterans still being treated for agent orange problems. I served the same time as Charlie but fortunately I did not have to deal with agent Orange or it's consequences. Robert
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Today was my appointment at the VA and a fellow before me was named Zimmerman. Thanks for a great poem about Charlie. I have known many just like him. Have a great weekend.


 Comment Written 08-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 08-Nov-2019
    Hello Ben. Another Zimmerman? They're like flies. Thank you for your positive review and personal comments about the men you know. I served the same time as Charlie but not the same place. Robert
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Hi Robert,
life can be so cruel sometimes. I wish I knew why brave people like Charlie, who fought for country and fellow man are not spared such a terrible end to their lives. This is so sad. No one is immune to this evil killer.
Bless him.
Brenda.x


 Comment Written 08-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 08-Nov-2019
    Hi Brenda. Thank you very much for reading and reviewing my poem. There are many thousands of guys just like Charlie that came back to a hostile country from an undeclared war. It is a dark stain in American history. Thank you for your personal and sensitive remarks about the subject of the poem. Robert
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Oh, Z, this one hits you in the gut... many of us know/have known vets and their wives who have watched them fade in and out mentally and also watched them battle with their husbands to the end, like your Charlie. This is a very well presented free verse... it's not a traditional form of any sort, but your phrasings deliver a touching and powerful message of the kind of man Charlie was and, more than that, how his service to this country never ended until his life did.... all because of that damned war these years down the road. Thank you for sharing and I wish you lots of luck in the contest, sir!! ;) ;) Yvette


 Comment Written 08-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 08-Nov-2019
    Hi Yvette. My writing doesn't do well with rules. I am driven only by content. My style is to take my idea and decide if it would work as free verse, Short Story or Ballad. Then I write it around that style. I also write the end of my stories first. I build the story to fit my denouement or last stanza. Now you know how I think and how I write. That's why I have to present my message clearly and succinctly. I probably won't ever fit in with my technique but people get my message almost every time. It makes me happy. I have been told my cultural/political essays are my best but I can't publish those here. They fit my style. I publish those elsewhere. I wrote an essay called Danny that people told me caused them to gasp after reading it. That's my strength if I have any at all. Z
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Very well written story about tragic circumstances. After the horrific experience he had in the war, he makes it home only to succumb to the effects of Vietnam many years later. Thanks for sharing. Well done!


 Comment Written 08-Nov-2019



reply by the author on 08-Nov-2019
    Hello Heather. Thank you very much for reading and reviewing the poem so positively. Vietnam was a tragedy and for hundreds of thousands of veterans. It still is. This is why undeclared wars must stop. Robert
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