When We Were Young #microfiction

going off to war changes youth

We were just kids then though we felt we could change the world

The boys were already leaving in their shiny new blues or greens for another land

giggling as they went

knowing when they returned the letter jacket would be replaced with a band of gold for the girls

Some smiles grew wiser as they opened each new account

Others lost their smiles completely when the horrid news came out

And now the eyes remaining

glisten with a wisdom not all their own

We never knew survival would extract such a precious toll

This great prompt came from Tess Kincaid over at Magpie Tales

Tribute for Armed Forces Day (Saturday Story Hour)

To honor those who serve or have served.Please accept these poems and stories as a small gift of thanks!!!!

We wish to offer thanks

tho words can never say it all

you have given your time made a sacrifice

for our families down to ones so small

shout from  mountain tops splash in the sea

would never convey the gratitude

we’d like to give for being free

Tribute:  By Doubtful Poet

A Soldier’s Tale By Pete Marshall

Tribute to You Who Serve – Thank  You  By Alexi Romantic

A Glimpse to the other side
– By Moondustwriter

Memorial Pool

One red carnation
Adrift in a pool
Recalls the loved one
Plucked in their youth
Sent to a far-flung land
Lost in the name of liberty.

by Pamela Ferris-Olson
(in response to the WWII memorial on The Mall, DC)

Pam’s Blog Site: http://InTheHeartland3Women

Saturday Story Hour – In honor of those serving in our Armed Forces, and those at home -Police and Firefighters.

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If you are a story-teller and would like to take part, I would love to have you join on the 1st and third Saturdays of the month. The 1st Saturday will be (open-ended) poems and stories for children; the 3rd Saturday will be thematic (theme posted the 1st Saturday.)

The first Saturday Story “Hour” will be a story (fiction or non-fiction) of any length given in tribute to those who serve and protect us (armed forces, police, firefighters. )

1.Join when you can and put a link (direct to your page) in the comment’s section.

2. Try to post Blog by Friday night (before the 1st or 3rd saturday.)

3. Please works must be original

This is a work in progress any input you can offer is appreciated.

Happy story telling.

Thanks to Ian Plump for the photos

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