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Thank you to the soldier
that's gone away to war.
Thank you to the soldier
aware of what this fight is for

Thank you to the soldier
that serves beneath our flag.
Thank you to the soldier--
that posses courage I don't have.

Thank you to the soldier;
a life forever changed.
Thank you to the soldier
who can't come home the same.

Thank you to the soldier
that never saw the battlefield.
Thank you to the soldier;
a sacrifice forever real.

Thank you to the solider
that never made it home.
Thank you to the soldier...
who knows there's more to come.
Thank you, Dad. Thank you, Mom. Thank you, Pop-pop. Thank you, Travis. Thank you, Jamie. Thank you, Brian. :heart:

The Veterans and current enlisted are the reasons we have the freedoms that we do. They deserve that recognition. They defend our rights and our safety every single day.

Written Nov 12, 2010.
Edited Nov 11, 2012.
Edited Nov 12, 2013
I know this is a day late but I didn't have time yesterday. Thank you to all the military veterans in my life, thank you for what you did, thank you for what you continue to do.
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:iconkc495:
kc495 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
beautiful ;-;
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cee69 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
I've already read through the comments, since I don't want to repeat what's already said. So, I see people either love it, or hate it.
Now, I'm not going either way, because it's a poem. They express feelings and feelings are never right or wrong. They just are.

The titel is clear, perhaps even to clear. Everybody who doesn't like war-related themes won't read it, but this might have been intentional.

The theme of the poem is pretty clear too, you are thanking the soldiers who fight for 'your' country. I like it that you keep it universal, not favoring any one country.

There is also a certain mantra in the sentences. However, not all sentences fall within the mantra like this one:
You possess courage I'll never have.
It has another rhythm then the other lines. If you read it out loud I'm sure you can hear it too.

Personally, I'm also missing a climax. You could shorten this to only 4 lines or extend it to 40, and still have the same effect.

I hope this helps you in the future :)
~cee
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xxAce-Pilotxx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true, very good poem
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you
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BunnyFroofroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Absolutely perfect for today. :tighthug:
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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BunnyFroofroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You're very welcome! :tighthug:
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Love this will be favoriting <3
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Your welcome (:
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iLantiis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you. And congrats on Deviant of the Month
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iLantiis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
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bincola Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
v nice matey i wrote [link]
glad to know we are on the same page :D
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Writer
It's a really good poem. It's awesome knowing people care about our troops
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bincola Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
well I'm English and I origionally wrote for our troops but I've written it in a kind of universal way so it works all for our American allies too.
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Writer
Either way, American or English. Troops deserve support, no matter what country they're from.
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bincola Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
no doubt mate
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OneKnownAsImp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
Nice poem. ^_^

I figure I should mention the typo in the title though.

Still I liked it. : )
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks, I'll go back and fix that :XD: I'm so horrible with typos.
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OneKnownAsImp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
No problem. I always feel awkward pointing those out like I'm being critical for no reason, but I figure someone should point it out.

Again, I love the message here.
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
Haha, don't feel awkward. I love when people do that. I have so many typos riddled throughout my gallery that it isn't even funny :XD:

I'm glad you do. Thank you :)
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OneKnownAsImp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
No, thank you. : )
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
What are you thanking me for? I haven't done anything.
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OneKnownAsImp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
Well, for the initial poem I suppose. Nothing wrong with that right? Hehe.
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
Haha, not at all. I still have something else I need to put up from Veterans Day, if I can find which binder I put it in. I wrote a letter to my cousin who served in Iraq.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you to the soldier
who knows what they're fighting for.


thank you!
:iconsupport-the-troops: will love this!
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks for pointing that out. I'll go fix it :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! :)
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TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Thank YOU. :heart:
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
You have nothing to thank me for. I haven't done anything. You, on the other hand, have done so much. I could say thank you a thousand times and it wouldn't even begin to be enough.
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TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
>_>
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
Why is joo making faces at me again?
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:iconthesekrimzonflames:
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Tis what I do. :D
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
I'm noticing
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MaxWIllustration Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful stuff... =)
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:iconisabellaswancullen:
isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you so much
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MaxWIllustration Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! =D
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classiclullaby Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
This is beautiful
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Writer
Thank you
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beingnaked Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Thank you to the soldier
with the blood upon his hands
Thank you to the soldier
who occupies other peoples lands

Thank you to the soldier
who knows not why he fights
Thank you to the soldier
who is blind to other peoples plights

Thank you to the soldier
who pulls the trigger with out thinking
Thank you to the soldier
who takes others lives with out blinking

Thank you to the soldier
who cries himself to sleep
Thank you to the soldier
for atleast one knows how to weep
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DarkestOperarose Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You have no idea how right you are... Sorry Isabellaswancullen, but you've just been whipped with the truth, I respect the soldiers cause there is courage in what they do... but honestly.... The war is a lie and they are fighting for liars.
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isabellaswancullen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Writer
Isn't it great to live in a land where you have freedom to voice your own opinions, but isn't it also great that we had soliders that paid the price for us to enjoy such freemdoms?
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beingnaked Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
About 200 years ago that wouldve been the case, now...not so much.
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