THE VETERAN UNHEARD, a poem by Marisa Pesina, USA from



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THE VETERAN UNHEARD, a poem by Marisa Pesina, USA


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Marisa Pesina, USA



I look into my children’s eyes, and see them dreaming free.
Their faces beam with admiration, how did this come to be?
Their innocence, and pure gold hearts, it means so much to me.
My land once tarnished with bitter shame, now is living free.

A sudden gasp of disbelief caused my heart to flutter free.
I saw you there, oh dear veteran, clearing up the path for me.
Oh, how you stood, so brave and proud, fighting just for me.
For my children, young and old, you fought, so we’d be free.
America... America, I’m proud… so proud to be.

On those painful, silent nights, when you thought you were alone.
Beneath shared stars, on unwelcomed land, your heart had overgrown.
God saw your tears and heard a prayer, requesting that, you’d make it home.
Your work was done, oh faithful one, dignity you’d shown.

I’m proud of all you did to prove, that my freedom you preferred.
Your legacy will always live, and your acts will not be blurred.
Behind every freely spoken word, there is a veteran unheard.

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Ayolola AyodeleThis is no doubt a "sincerely practical" and "practically sincere" poem. Well done poet Marisa.Nigeria1/19/2012 10:30:08 AM
Aru Pabladear Marisa, what a poem ...really it touched my heart. i also come from a country, India, that got its hard fought victory of freedom ...... i could really connect with these thoughts. congratulations !!India1/17/2012 12:59:43 AM
Jacinta RamayahWhat a fitting tribute to the country you love. Marissa. America herself is proud of all the heroes who've fought to keep her free. A well-deserved win!Malaysia1/14/2012 10:46:40 AM
Jacqueline ApplewhiteCongratulations for your win and the wonderful tribute to our veterans. USA1/3/2012 12:36:03 PM
Thelma ZaracostasMarisa such a beautiful and moving poem, very worthy of first place in the competion, Congratulations!Australia12/29/2011 3:35:03 PM
William WillisWell done Marissa,an enjoyable read.Fond regards.Wm.Scotland12/26/2011 10:18:24 AM
Dwayne RankinOH Congratulations Marisa for winning the monthly contest with this one. Well written and certainly moving. USA12/22/2011 7:10:48 PM
Edwin JepsonHI Marisa A very well written poem you deserve 1st place in November 2011 competition VN BEST Wishes EddieUK12/22/2011 5:06:15 PM
Linda Bates TerrellIt is a masterpiece for ever veteran that ever served. Congratulations Marisa. Keep it up. I so enjoyed this poem. Thanks!USA12/22/2011 3:48:41 PM
Marcia SchechingerMarisa a beautiful poem for all of our veterans, it takes great courage and lots of loneliness especially this time of year. I join you in thanking them and come home safe! Congratulations on winning first place in the November 2011 poetry VN contest!! Well Done! USA12/22/2011 1:51:17 PM
Richard MoriartyVery well written, wonderful thoughts, my congratulations on your win...well deserved. Thank youUSA12/22/2011 9:08:34 AM
Gail KayCongratulations Marisa - beautiful poem.Australia12/22/2011 4:49:06 AM
shane richardswell done for winning, a very good and moving poemUK12/22/2011 1:17:20 AM
Elizabeth SquiresHello Marisa,an excellent poem my friend!Thanks for sharing.Cheers Elizabeth.Australia11/30/2011 4:49:50 PM
This poem is indeed a worthy poem. Best wishes in the contest11/30/2011 2:00:42 PM


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