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Freedom Is Never Free
When I called home to my Mom & Dad, pride welled up in my voice,
See I got the call for Afghanistan, and this time it's my choice,
Now I know you'll have some sleepless nights and shed some tears for me,
But I'm gone to fight for our freedom,
And freedom is never free.

When the plane touched down in Kandahar, the heat and dust hit us in the face,
And
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Ron Williams
Wasaga Beach, Ontario

(5 rating, 6 votes)
 
 
 
Condo Politics
There is no end to what people will do
To keep engaged and in control
Seems people will use one another to further their aims
Some to curry favour with the super to protect their position
The others to maintain good relations for personal gains

Now what we have going on in this condo
Such a game to further their ends
The super hob knobbing with two resisters
A board member and one needing
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia

(5 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
 
Memories
Tonight my memories take me back
To a time so out of touch
To a place when as a little girl
I learned to love so much

It's just a little island
But oh, it stands so grand
It stole a corner of my heart
My own dear Newfoundland

Its rocky shores they beckon to me
The white caps breaking high
The willowy clouds sailing free
In a clear, unbroken sky

The whispering winds still call to me
And the scent of new-mown hay
The feeling that the world is right
At the close of every day

No place on earth will you find
That God is close at hand
Than on that lovely isle
My own dear Newfoundland
Eileen Hickey (Hawco)

(5 rating, 4 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Fire-A Mighty Element

Fire can stimulate all our senses at one given time

It's a powerful element that can be quite intense in its prime

Watching the flames tell a story through its changing shades of color

Listening to the crackling and
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Alicia "Celeste" Loughrey
Ajax/Ontario/Canada



(5 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
 
Forever An Island Son

Aged family obelisk in our village cove grave yard,
Chiseled of voice and soul forever silent,
Scarcely a name, rank, where missed, inscribed;
Of a vanished hero who lies not with our Island

Four score and more, your folks here long buried
But you forever gone to distant Monchy's field;
No dusty war bones under this mossy stone
Yours under foreign soil, lost, eternally sealed

Another time, past century, of different values... click to read more

Gerry Connors
Robertville, New Brunswick

(5 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
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ForeverAn Island Son
Forever An Island Son
Aged family obelisk in our village cove grave yard,
Chiseled of voice and soul forever silent,
Scarcely a name, rank, where missed, inscribed;
Of a vanished hero who lies not with our Island

Four score and more, your folks here long buried
But you forever gone to distant Monchy's field;
No dusty war bones under this mossy stone
Yours under foreign soil, lost, eternally sealed

Another time, past century,
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Gerry Connors
Robertville, New Brunswick

(5 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
 
Goodbye Summer
The morning dew is a welcoming sight for the majesty flowers. They drink in its moisture and expand their beautiful blossoms. As the sun rises in the east, they reach up and outward to gather its light. It cascades upon the flower as the dew flows silently down the petal. It appears the mystic flower is crying, sad that the summer is ending. Soon the cold autumn air will arrive and it's beautiful leaves with turn orange, red, brown and fall to the ground. It's stems will bend as the harsh winter approaches and lay them to rest as it covers up the beautiful flower with its blanket.
Jean Hynes
Winterland, NL.

(5 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
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