Sunday, May 25, 2014

Brother

Pete lay in his bed at the old Veteran’s Hospital, unable to move or care for himself. Though worn by the years, his mind was still lucid and his memories intact. 

Day after day alone in his room, Pete’s only company was his radio. As he listened to the Memorial Day celebrations, tears slid down his cheeks.

 When the Navy Band played Anchors Aweigh Pete offered a crisp salute to his Brothers in Arms, if only in his mind.



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Lillie McFerrin Writes
Word Prompt: Anchor

34 comments:

  1. A very different take ....amazing really ...

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    1. Thank you, Sushree. We need to remember them, but also honour them.

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  2. You said a lot in just five sentences!

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  3. Very moving and this just about says it all.

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    1. Denise, I appreciate that. I try to give credence to the person I write about and for.

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  4. Such lovely words. My daddy was a Navy man too. I wish I could say I was a Navy brat, I envy that which I've heard about being one. He served eight good years before I was born!

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    1. I was in Naval ROTC, so I eel that history. This prompt lead me there.

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  5. bless those who served and lost so many comrades.

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  6. This is, in five sentences, the whole meaning of Memorial Day ... and every day for those who live it. You never cease to amaze me, McGuffy.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thank you, Andrea. This prompt and this weekend immediately came together for me. It is for those who served and were forever changed.

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  7. Bless his soul... A touching take on the prompt...

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  8. This is both touching and beautiful and a reminder to never forget the sacrifices made. A very moving piece. xx

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    1. That is exactly what I hoped to do. Thanks, Lizzie.

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  9. I have tears in the backs of my eyes I am very VERY mindful and very lovingly sentimental about our fighting men, past present and future. xox

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    1. Thank you. I am glad this moved you. Hugs.

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    1. I really wanted to do them the justice they deserve.

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  11. You have a beautiful way of touching people's heart with your carefully selected words.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, this is the best compliment that I could receive. I always try to do just exactly that. Thank you.

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  12. A poignant reminder that none of our elders, especially veterans, should have to be alone.

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  13. I seriously felt this to my very core.

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    1. Thank you for this comment. It means a lot.

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  14. Very well written and to the point.

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  15. Different and a wonderful take.

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  16. Sad when we have such incidents...hands & feet missing...pay tribute in the Mind.
    Beautifully expresssed.

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  17. Excellent. The perfect five sentences to paint this touching story. Thanks, Janet

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