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Contributor: Faye Sizemore || Poem Categories

Carolina Weeping country as flag
Army Staff Sgt. Jerome LemonAnother is killed
... another loved one
Another Carolina son
... a husband and father
of four children
Lost in an ambush on a road in Iraq
Nothing can ever bring him back
Daily the numbers mount and rise
lost under the cold gaze of foreign eyes
In a bleeding land of sand...
we are losing many a good man
Dear Lord... we lift them all up
... up to You in prayer... in prayer that
they are all now in Your keeping
... these lost heroes that we seek
Nothing can solace even the meek
or begin to cease Carolina's weeping

By Faye Sizemore
Copyright 2004
Listed June 17, 2011

In memory of Army Staff Sgt. Jerome Lemon (photo above),
who was killed in Iraq on Oct. 27, 2004.

About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.

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