if i could talk with a soldier i'd say ...

seven years ago, our son j.r.k. took part in a grade 5 class unit on respecting remembrance day ...

a local veteran was invited to speak to the class ...

afterwards, the students were to write poems and letters to a fallen soldier ...

the following are our son's young, yet heart swelling words ...

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if i could talk with a soldier i'd say ...

i say thank-you because you achieved peace
and gave lives for the gift of freedom and rights.

you fought with proud and brave canadian
soldiers, grand peacekeepers. i thank-you.

if i could i would have helped by your side
and made you live again. your heart was big.
you gave us something we cannot return. you
sacrificed a lot and you made me what i am
today.

j.r.k.



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on this november 11th ~ remembrance day and ever day a soldier falls for freedom ~

we are forever grateful ...

and we will forever remember ...

prairiegirl xo


thank you to many of you who have commented so kindly about my header this month ... these are but a few poppies in remembrance ...

click on above image


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my dear friend katherine shares this closing thought ...

in war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
josé narosky

11 comments:

knack said...

oh my...such beautiful, beautiful words......choked me up.....and am so grateful to have read this......

xo

Laura Trevey said...

thank you for this beautiful post... it is so important to remember those who fought for us!!

We are so lucky ~~
xo Laura

Purple Flowers said...

This is a very special post. Thank you very much for sharing it.

Kim Klassen said...

pg
this is so perfectly posted... thank you for the beautiful thoughts, sharing your son's meaningful letter and for being you.


bbb, kim

Gigi said...

Your beautiful poppies are a fitting tribute. Thanks for a lovely post, my friend.

Joyce said...

I have a lump in my throat. This is BEAUTIFUL! Young boy with words of an old soul. Simply beautiful my friend. Sniff... xoxo

valariebudayr said...

These are such beautiful words on a day of remembrance. Thank you so very much for sharing them.

Simply Mel said...

Your sweet son is a very wise and compassionate soul....very much like his wonderful mother.

My name is PJ. said...

How many boxes of tissue did you go through each time you heard or read your son's beautiful poem?

Holy Crow-ly, I went through one just this morning!

Such a beautiful tribute!!!!!!

our little love nest said...

Just beautiful! A perfect post in memory. I definitely have some misty eyes. xo

bee said...

i remember that poem, and i remember how proud we all were of j.r.k. when we had the chance to read it.

grade 5... was it that many years ago? how fortunate i am to have such a beautiful family, and to have been there to watch those boys of yours grow.

beautiful post!

love
bee