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The Price of Freedom

A ghostly image of a soldier

stood in the background,

as a mother with a babe in her

arms stood by a grave site.


She lowly whispered, "Father

this is your son. Son this is your

father. He gave his life so that

others might live."

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The Price of Freedom-(extended version) ►


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Shirley Smothers

Wed 12th Jul 2017 16:55

"These things we do that others may live.”
Major Mary Jennings Hegar

This is a quote from Major Hegar

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Andy N

Mon 13th Jun 2011 14:05

Enjoyed this Shirley, but i think there is more to be said here - Perhaps a few extra stanzas may flesh the piece out a little bit as it does feel a bit tell not show at the moment.

Have a read of Antony Owen's poems on here as he writes excellent anti war poems (, and I've got one too about my uncle Percy who was killed in action in World War II ( which may give you inspiration too.

Either way, keep em coming x

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