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#3311 Mar 22, 2013
Phil Rasnake
DADDY

Daddy
I know that you were in a war
but I can’t understand why.

Daddy
Why did you have to fight a war?
Is it because… the President said you must go?
Is he your boss?

Daddy
Where is Vietnam?
I hear you talk about it
when you are all alone.

Daddy
You get so loud…
and you scare me at times.

Daddy
Why are your eye’s wet at night?
I can hear you crying…
and yelling someone’s name……

©Copyright June 7, 2005 by Phil Rasnake

Author’s Note: This poem was written with my daughters, Stephanie and Kimberly, in mind… and the sequel to this poem is called,“My Daughter”©Copyright June 14, 200 by Phil Rasnake

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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#3312 Mar 22, 2013
My Immortal - Military Tribute

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#3315 Mar 22, 2013
Thank you troops, we miss all of you!!!

“smile and have fun!”

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#3317 Mar 23, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
My Immortal - Military Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TDMQlesQafkXX
One of my favorite songs ever!!!

“smile and have fun!”

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#3318 Mar 23, 2013
Thank you to all the military men and women serving around the world who dedicate themselves to protecting the it's of others! Who willingly put their own rights aside to follow orders and ensure that the world and this amazing country of ours is free and safe!!!

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#3319 Mar 23, 2013
^^rights of others.

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#3320 Mar 23, 2013
...my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the Marines we lost this week...


I AM NOT THERE
Do not stand by my grave and weep
For I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am diamonds that glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of butterflies in joyous flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
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#3323 Mar 23, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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"SHE'S NOT THERE"
Well no one told me about her the way she lied
Well no one told me about her how many people cried
But it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know why should I care
Please don't bother tryin' to find her
She's not there
Well let me tell you 'bout the way she looked
The way she'd act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she's not there
Well no one told me about her, what could I do
Well no one told me about her, though they all knew
But it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother tryin' to find her
She's not there
Well let me tell you 'bout the way she looked
The way she'd act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she's not there
But it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother tryin' to find her
She's not there
Well let me tell you 'bout the way she looked
The way she'd act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she's not there
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#3325 Mar 23, 2013
howdy everyone hope all of you have a great weekend and God pless the Men and Women that serve in the Armed Serves and Thank you

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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#3326 Mar 26, 2013
Phil Rasnake
MY DAUGHTER

My Daughter
I had to fight a war for freedom
Yes… the President is my boss
and he said,“I must go.”

My Daughter
Vietnam is a long ways from here
and there some things, you don’t need to hear.
I’m sorry that I don’t talk about it…
but there are some things that you don’t
really want to hear.

My Daughter
I’m sorry that I scream at night
and wake you… but I can’t help it.

My Daughter
My eyes are wet at night because
I cry for the bro’s that I have left behind.
58,000 plus; and still more are dying.

I guess that I will always be YELLING someone’s name.

©Copyright June 14, 2005 by Phil Rasnake

This is the sequel to the poem,“Daddy”~©Copyright June 7, 2005 by Phil Rasnake

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#3327 Mar 26, 2013
Here's to the Heroes: A Military Tribute

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#3328 Mar 26, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
Phil Rasnake
MY DAUGHTER
My Daughter
I had to fight a war for freedom
Yes… the President is my boss
and he said,“I must go.”
My Daughter
Vietnam is a long ways from here
and there some things, you don’t need to hear.
I’m sorry that I don’t talk about it…
but there are some things that you don’t
really want to hear.
My Daughter
I’m sorry that I scream at night
and wake you… but I can’t help it.
My Daughter
My eyes are wet at night because
I cry for the bro’s that I have left behind.
58,000 plus; and still more are dying.
I guess that I will always be YELLING someone’s name.
©Copyright June 14, 2005 by Phil Rasnake
This is the sequel to the poem,“Daddy”~©Copyright June 7, 2005 by Phil Rasnake
Hi Redneck you find the beautful poems to post My dad was in the Vietnam and to this day he won't talk about it and thank you men and women for serving and God Bless :)

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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#3330 Mar 28, 2013
Phil Rasnake
MY FLAG

Some folks call my flag a rag,
They burn it, even let it drag upon the ground.
I and millions fought for their right
to call my flag a rag
and gave them the right
to let it drag upon the ground.

Burn it, drag it… do whatever you wish
under the pretense of freedom of expression.
BUT…… YOU had better remember…
MY flag is my heart, soul and me.

God have mercy on the “assholes” that call
MY flag a rag or let it drag upon the ground!

©Copyright May 21, 2005 by Phil Rasnake

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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#3331 Mar 28, 2013
Military Tribute, Thank You Veterans

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#3334 Mar 28, 2013
Happy Easter troops & thank you!
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#3336 Mar 29, 2013
A Heartfelt Thank YOU to all that has served and still serving.... May they hurry home.....

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#3337 Mar 29, 2013
Janet Rattay
120 DEGREES

One hundred twenty degrees by day
One hundred degrees by night
Sleep eludes the soldier
Exhausted by this plight.

Day after day the carnage continues
Iraqi Freedom endures
Promoting peace and democracy
That’s what they’re striving for.

How much we take for granted
And complain at the simplest thing
Put yourself in their boots just once
Not knowing what the morrow will bring.

So tonight when you say your prayers
And are tucked away safely in sleep
Remember the faraway soldier
And thank God for the freedom we keep.

©Copyright September 2, 2003 by Janet Rattay

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#3338 Mar 29, 2013
Lonestar - I'm Already There Military tribute

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#3339 Mar 29, 2013
howdy to all and God Bless the men and women that serve in the Armed Forces :)

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#3340 Mar 29, 2013
Fellow Vietnam VeteranS,

Welcome Home! Today, 29 March, we and all Americans will pause to commemorate “Vietnam Veterans Day,” the anniversary of the day that combat and combat support units withdrew completely from South Vietnam, and to thank and honor the men and women who served in Vietnam.

For those of us who served, there were no special homecomings, ceremonies at the airport, or parades. There were no banners hanging from highway overpasses, police escorts, or people lining the streets with waving flags.

Instead, we were often scorned, called unspeakable names, and even spat upon. The moment they returned to American soil, some of our warriors even slipped into a bathroom to change, not wanting to be seen in uniform.

Our beloved country was torn apart by political divisions on the legitimacy of a war that left more than 58,000 young men and women dead on the battlefield and another 300,000 wounded.

Now, fifty years later, our nation finds she is at war once again. This time, however, thanks in large part to the Vietnam Veterans themselves, who vowed never to let it happen again, the newest generation of war heroes is receiving the gratitude they so richly deserve as they arrive back home from Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

To Vietnam Veterans, this day provides an opportunity for our country to say to you,“Thanks for a job well done.” It is an opportunity for Americans to pay a debt that is 40 years overdue, and is an essential step toward healing a national wound.

While the healing process may not be over for some, all of us who served in Vietnam retain a special bond and remain brothers in arms until today.

To you, again, I say,“Welcome Home.”

Tribute to the Vietnam Veterans


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