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Finally Home

Grieving for our fallen soldiers.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 18, 2007

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Finally Home
Finally Home_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Grieving for our fallen soldiersYour son waved goodbye
then left for Iraq.
You checked off the days
'til your boy would be back.

With pride in your heart
and fear in your face,
you spoke of your son
and a longed-for embrace.

And then...

He came back in a box
lifeless and still.
Home from a war
that wasn't his will.

Home to a nation
weary and worn.
Tired of being
divided and torn.

Home to a country
jaded and numb
that numbers the reasons
why peace can't be won.

Finally home on a
permanent leave.
His sacrifice questioned.
No wonder you grieve.

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Bonnie from Illinois writes:
September 19, 2007
You always hit the nail on the head Greg
I listen to you on Circle of Friends on WMBI Moody Radio
I love your poems
Keep them comming ok
Bless you

Pastor Rich from Iowa writes:
September 20, 2007
Powerful Greg. I felt as though it could have applied to Vietnam, the time I served. for all who have given the ultimate sacrifice, peace to their memory and thanks for service.

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