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Posted: September 9th. 2006 10:00:54 PM

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I wonder about you.... (Our U.S. Soldiers)

by Ladykelshan

Age Group: Adult

I wonder about you all
in the war and what you do
and how you do the things
that you do to help and
to keep peace in another
place so far from home...

I think that my wonderings
must be like all of the others
from long time back, before I
was born...I think about
the children and the mothers
and fathers that saw their
children off to war...

what did they think, even then?
How did it make them feel to
recieve a letter from a young
man fighting in a far off place?
so far away from those
people that he loved, and

When the radio spoke the
news stories and everybody
huddled around to hear
what was happening next,
yet they could only listen,
and they couldn't see the
planes flying, or the bombs
How did that feel to so many
of those Americans then?

What did sisters and brothers
think, the younger ones, who
were left to stay at home, and
only hear the gossip talkers
and the newscasts, ....?
How did it make them feel to
collect the newspapers, and be
the "collectors" in their
neighborhoods for the war?

And when the movies came
out, and they were about the
heroes, and the better times,
and about the patriotic times
ahead...what was really going
on in those young hearts ,
minds and souls of the youths
not yet old enough to fight?

And how about our American
Flag, that boldly fluttered and
waved in the air so grand?
The brightest red and white
stripes, and the most beautiful
stars as every flag waved in the
harshest of winds.....
what were all of our countries
thoughts back then, in that time?

I go back, and I try to see what
is similar then to now....
is anything the same?
Is anything different, or is it
all the same as it always has
been, every time there was a
What has changed, if anything
at all?.......

I wonder about you, ...
wherever you are,
there in the dust,
with your comrades, taking in
each day, and each night, one at
a time....the best way that you know
how...and doing whatever you can
to keep going, and to not
ever think of giving in or
giving up....

I admire you so much...
what you all have done in our
nations history and what you
all are doing right now....
You are indeed owed
so much more than
the money and the benefits
that you get, are owed so
much and then some more!!

You have taken so many risks
for people, and for yourselves,
this is a heavy responsibility
that I can't see as a
"nowhere, nothing, doesn't
amount to much type of job!"
This is what a lot of Americans
see this as...but, this , what you
all do, is a job!!!! and a heavy,
heavy one at that...with so much
obligations and intensity....for the
nation for our world.......

I just think and I just wonder
about you.......
and I find that you all, have done
some heavy things for all of us,
and though it was excrutiating
and painful beyond belief...I know
that you did a great, great job...and
don't ever let somebody tell you
that you didn't do sh*t!

Your job is vital for living
and for each
make it "possible" for so many
new generations to be able
to live here!! and to
still continue to stay here....
May you always have
the help that you so need,
and the greatest support
whereever you are, and
whereever you go!
you truly are some very
amazing people....that is
why I often think and
wonder about you.........

Author's Notes: By ladykelshan
Written Friday September 9th, 2006

I really do have a lot of admiration for all of you...I think about a long time back especially during the time when my mom and dad were young...times were really different then...but, in each war time...there is a "Feel" to each era that passes....there is sooo much that you never hear about...real feelings and dreams, and thoughts and feedback...some that we will never ever hear about...but, they DID happen..and they WERE real!
I just wanted to say what I had to say....I guess you could say that I am kind of at times one of those "really deep thinkers"...some people tell me I have an old soul!

Just really felt like writing what I felt out..and saying these things to you !

I wish you the best...where ever you are, and take care of really are some great , great people!

Author's Location: Washington, Washington DC
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