Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, A Child's Perspective




(A repost from last Memorial Day)

Here's my beloved nephew, Jeremy, when he was a wee 1.5 year old babe in July, 2008.

Above is a "poem" I wrote at age 9. It was 1976. Vietnam had finally ended and teachers decided to start talking about the war. We were also enjoying all sorts of extravagant celebrations for the U.S. bicentennial.

Enjoy this "poem to think of." Perhaps it will make you think of, say, the construction of more forests to end annoyances to the animal kingdom or, well, something else.

May it be a meaningful, peaceful and safe Memorial Day.

With gratitude and blessings to all who have served and will serve our country, and to their loved ones, for all time.

33 comments:

  1. That's so sweet!

    I think that it is something to think about that the same people who make the laws about murder are the people who send innocent people to war.

    Sickening, really.

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  2. thanks for posting this.

    ...and he's a stinkin' cutie!!
    missed you!

    betty xx

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  3. As with many of our holidays anymore, we forget why it is we are celebrating. Awesome way to refocus!

    Happy Day to you!!

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  4. Pretty good rhyming for an "almost 10" year old. Very sweet time in your life. It's nice that you have these momentos. I don't have any of that stuff. Well, maybe one old report card, just so I can look back a see that I wasn't so dumb after all. Happy Memorial Day Robyn! Hugs!~Ames

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  5. Animal welfare was on your mind back then. And your nephew looks all patriotic!

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  6. cute post Robyn - having just covered a Memorial Day service I may have to blog on this issue myself - have a great day - David x

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  7. How wonderful that you could still think of building forests when writing an essay about the futility of war. You were a friend of the gorilla nation before it was fashionable.

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  8. i cant keep my eyes of your page mmm

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  9. That's a beautiful child(he got me at the curls itself) and your words reflect a thinking, humane soul. Enjoy yourself friend. :)

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  10. I can't believe you found something from that far back in your childhood? My parents moved so much I think the only thing that survived was large furniture. Also I totally built a forest to raise my kids in. ( ok I found a forest to raise my kids in)

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  11. Thanks, all.
    Hugs, blessings and chocolate to you!

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  12. Very nice Robyn. I must go get me some chocolate now.

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  13. Thanks, Robyn. When we stop all the pissing and moaning we do in our daily lives, it's important to dwell on what's...important.

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  14. that's exactly what this day should be about, gratitude.
    +followed

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  15. I noticed you even drew a lovely sunset.

    Hope you had a great weekend. Many thanks to those who have served this great Nation, and those who continue to do so.

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  16. aww, i love stuff like this, you know that. i hope you enjoyed your weekend and that all is well by you. xoxo.

    FourthGradeNothing.com

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  17. I love this post Robyn...and your sweet nephew. He was so small there. I think this is a wonderful day to say thank you to those who give us our freedom (past and present).

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  18. That truly was a poem to think of. Hope you had a very nice holiday.

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  19. Loved this! Very sweet. The mouths of babes - you.
    BTW, it's really sad and it's just too bad I can't follow you! Your followers are invisible, like mine were last week. I had to remove and then re-add the followers gadget to get them to show up. I will check back, b/c I want to follow your genius-ness.

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  20. Great post Robyn! Kids...gotta love 'em!

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  21. Awww, he's so cute!! And that poem is awesome. You were so profound!!

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  22. Ya know, I'm still liking that picture in the upper right-hand corner of your blog. Except for the dudes, of course.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  23. Adorable little poem and even cuter kiddo! :)

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  24. Happy Sunday Robyn Love!!!! I have missed you so! I feel like such a bad bloggie friend! On top of the blogger bs, I have been so so busy!
    Hope all is well in your Paradise!
    I love your new look, supper classy and of course a dash of your sass ( that I love oh so much!)
    Ok, my lil miss Myah is calling me to come snuggle .... and I can't resist!
    Much love, a big hug and smooch!

    gi gi

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  25. This is why we need to fire all the adults in government and let the children run the show. Sometimes it is the only way I think we`ll ever find true peace. We need to think and act like children who love and accept differences in each other unconditionally. Plus, I am sure that if kids ran the country, there`d be free ice cream for everyone and mandatory, PAID nap times too! - G
    PS. Love the new layout of your blog! Very stylish!

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  26. Great post! I hate war, any war - they are all so wrong.

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  27. Happy Sunday Robyn Love!!!!
    Just got your oh so sweet comment!
    Thanks for the sugar, um I love sugar :)
    What's been going on? I miss your posts!!!!!
    I hope your Summer is going good!
    Fill us in Chica!!!
    Lots of love
    gi gi

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  28. Where's Robyn? We miss youy!~Ames

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