From: Jerry Calow 12, Aug 2005

To Whom It Would Be of Interest,

I wrote this song to pay tribute to All Veterans and

would be honored if you choose to post it on your Patriotic

Web Site. I thank you and God Bless!

 

A Tribute To Veterans

 

In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past

Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last

Conditions Where Not Always Best They Could Be

Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:

From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows

From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols

Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas

Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams

They Never Wrote Letters Of Hardships Despair

Only Of Love, Yearning That One Day Soon:

They Would Come Home, They Would Resume

And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives

The P.O.W.'S Stood Steadfast

Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War

They Could Not Have Lasted as Long as They Did

If They Had Relinquished Their Hope That Some Day:

They Would Come Home, They Would Resume

And Carry On the Rest Of Their Lives

Medics, Nurses, and Chaplains Alike

Did What They Needed To Bring Back Life

They Served Our Forces From Day Into Night

Not Questioning If They Would Survive:

They Mended Bones And Bodies Too,

They Soothed the Spirits of Dying Souls

And for Those M.I.A.'S, Who Were Left Behind

We Echo This Message Across the Seas

We Will search For as Long As It Takes

You're Not Forgotten And Will Always Be:

In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers,

In Our Minds For All Time

A Moment of Silence, a Moment of Summons

Is Their Deliverance of Body And Soul

To a Sacred Place That We All Know

Deep In the Shrines of Our Soul:

In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers

In Our Minds For All Time

INTERLUDE:

GOLD STAR MOTHERS GRIEVE: ENDLESSLY,

ENDLESSLY, ENDLESSLY.......

These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds

They're Our Husbands, Fathers, and Sons

They Enlisted For the Duty at Hand

To Serve the Cause of Country and Land:

They Had Honor, They Had Valor,

They Found Glory That Change Them Forever

Men Standing Tall and Proud They be

A Country Behind Them in a Solemn Sea

So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly

Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

In the Sun, In the Rain

In the Winds Across This Land

Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here

Gathering Around to Hear This Sound

So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly

Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

In the Sun, In the Rain,

In the Winds Across This Land

REPEAT:

In the Sun, In the Rain,

In the Winds For All Time

Jerry Calow (copyright 2003 )

I Thank Jerry for this submission and Request anyone with the skills to do so put this to music and forward a copy to myself in both score and Midi format.

Both Jerry and Myself are waiting the results to hear this in full voice.

Sarge the Poet
12, Aug 2005

Jerry's Rendition in Wav Format

Jerry_Calow-AŠans_Lay_1_.wav

   

Hello Joseph,

Thank you for the acknowledgment from a fellow poet.

It means a lot to me and the fact that you are willing

to post it on your site. A lot of sites that do their

own material have not!

I do have my own music to the lyrics , but it's not

always to every bodies liking. (Posted Link Above)

I have also written a song dedicated to the Gold Star

Mothers and will submit the lyrics for your review.

GOLD STAR MOTHERS

Gold Star Mothers... A Proud and Honored Creed

How Can You Not Be Totally Torn Apart

When the Knock Comes Frighteningly at Your Door

And Your life Goes Permanently on Hold

Your Body Trembles Uncontrolled

As Your Tears Flood Deep into Your Soul

And Your Heart Aches Worst Than Ever Before

You Well Know Now Your Son Wonıt be Coming Home

CHORUS:

Gold Star Mothers...

No-One Knows How They Feel

Gone Unnoticed But Undoubtedly Real

Gold Star Mothers...

Carry Their Stars In Esteem

In Memory Of Their Sons

Who died Over Seas

This Emptiness Becomes Unbearable to Console

And the Sadness Pummels From Every Side

The Hurt You Feel Words Cannot Describe

And Your Misery Wonıt Stop Gnawing Inside

Your Emotions Reel To Fragile to Confide

And in Your Darkest Moments Thereıs No Tears to Cry

And The world Turns But Yours is Upside Down.............CHORUS:

So You Cling to Images Of a Son You Raised and Watched Grow

Turning Into a Young Man Ready to Take on Lifeıs Throes

You Look at His Pictures A Father and Mother Well Know

You Cherish the Moment He Smiled and Said ³ Good-By ³

You Hang on to His Keepsakes Treasures to Behold

All These Loved Memories Way More Precious Than gold

This is Your One Refuge You Donıt Have to Concede........CHORUS:

Then You Turn to Your Husband Your Partner Confidant

To Help Ease the Pain And Give You Strength to Go On

And You Wonder, How Can Life Be Worth Living For

When You Wake Up in the Morning And Reality is Your Worst Nightmare

And You Question How The Maker Could be so Unfair

Then You Think of Your Son Who Gave All to Him

For the Freedom That We All Enjoy On a Whim!.............CHORUS:

Then You Find the Light That Guides You From Above

And Your Mission Becomes To Keep Your Sons Memory Alive

To Remind Us For What and Why He Died

In the Minds of Nations And All of Living Mankind

In the Hopes That the World Can Turn Darkness Into Light

And Make It a Better Place As In the Beginning of Time

For the Love of Freedom And a Mothers Peace of Mind......CHORUS:

Copyright Jerry Calow 2003

I thank you and ....God Bless! Jerry calow

 

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