Another Teardrop On The Wall!

Another Teardrop On The Wall!

A Poem by Sheila Kline
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Memorial tribute written to honor Vietnam Veterans

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© 2016 Sheila Kline


Author's Note

Sheila Kline
I am a child of The Vietnam Era, so my thoughts turn to this war to pay tribute to them! May the memory of our heroes be ever in our hearts!!
Another Teardrop On The Wall!
(Written in memory of losses in Vietnam)

Another teardrop’s on the Wall,
Honoring a hero who did fall.
He gave the country he loved his all!
His name has been inscribed in gabbro.
He walks now in formation in Heaven's Legion,
Fate sealed defending freedom in a far off region.
Sadly, his teardrop rests not alone.

From duty he did not turn away,
As he served each and every day.
In the end, with his life he did pay.
Flowers now placed at the Wall,
Honor ultimate sacrifice made with pride.
Forever remembered will be how he died.
Proudly, his teardrop does liberty condone.

A lone bugler sounds taps ever sad.
Good's recalled instead of the bad.
Those grieving think of love they had.
Mournful tears fall from their eyes.
Hands trace outline of name who gave all,
Made wet by another teardrop on the wall.
Lovingly, their teardrops for hate atone!

Sheila Bowyer Kline


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"Honoring a hero who did fall." and "And with life in end did pay." are structurally poor lines. They would be better as "Honoring a hero who fell" and "And with life, in end, paid" The use of "did" before the active or passive verb weakens the structure of the entire piece. As for content, I greatly admire your tribute to our soldiers and those who gave their lives in the awful war. My brother is a Vietnam veteran so I was personally moved by this piece. Thank you for remembering the sacrifices made by all in this write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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I cant say how I feel Everytime a child dies in war I think I want to throw up

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Honoring a hero who did fall." and "And with life in end did pay." are structurally poor lines. They would be better as "Honoring a hero who fell" and "And with life, in end, paid" The use of "did" before the active or passive verb weakens the structure of the entire piece. As for content, I greatly admire your tribute to our soldiers and those who gave their lives in the awful war. My brother is a Vietnam veteran so I was personally moved by this piece. Thank you for remembering the sacrifices made by all in this write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

A stunning tribute to a very sad war.. you penned this with alot of consideration and great feeling to honor the fallen, veterans and Memorial day itself. You shine in this area with such fierce fire flowing from your heart. Beautiful work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very moving and beautiful writing. Sad, but as Tina said "a powerful reminder what Memorial Day is really about" Awesome write...

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very sad and moving tribute but wonderful as well. A powerful reminder what Memorial Day is really about. Fantastic job!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So beautiful.. so sadly moving.. always wonder what the world would be like if so many more had lived.. their lives shared with all of us. What a great sacrifice that cannot ever really be repaid.. but we can remember and honor them.. Thank you so much for these precious words.

Posted 9 Years Ago


A very beautiful piece and a wonderful tribute. Very well done! Nice reminder that Memorial Day isn't about "kicking off summer."

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very moving piece Ms Sheila and a great tribute to the heroes and the fallen... I like that you didn't sugar coat the pain or water down the story... hard hitting and emotional write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Added on May 27, 2010
Last Updated on June 2, 2016
Tags: Honor, Tribute, Vietnam, Remembrance, Military

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Sheila Kline
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