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Old 08-22-2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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Wow great job.
thanks...I dont think I quite captured the emotion of the story but I tried to make an honest effort.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #12
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Hey LLT, have you ever had anything published? you really do have an extraordinary gift of putting words together
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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Never tried...but I appreciate the kindness.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #14
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LLT, I sent Mr. Kittyfish your story and poem. He said he had seen the story before and when he shared it with his friends at his favorite forum, they had heard it, too, in several different forms, dating back to WWII, where it is the young soldier who was dying and an older man stood in for his father. As the WWII generation grew older, so did the man who was on his deathbed. So the story itself is probably apocryphal, which to my mind is fine. I don't think that's all that important in the great scheme of things. It's a hell of a story and there's always someone out there, like me, who hadn't heard it yet.

Mr. Kittyfish shared your poem with several people, and they all enjoyed it. "Pilgrim" - a published author, working on his second book, mind you - liked it very much and thought it was very well done.

Mr. Kittyfish also suggested that you might like to visit his favorite (political) message board, in all that spare time you have. I would recommend it also to people like HTG, revefsreleets, 7SteelGal43 (to name a few), etc as well. They are always happy to have more voices and good debaters over there. Tony, you would be welcome as well but you will have your hands full, even moreso than here. :-)

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #15
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LLT, I sent Mr. Kittyfish your story and poem. He said he had seen the story before and when he shared it with his friends at his favorite forum, they had heard it, too, in several different forms, dating back to WWII, where it is the young soldier who was dying and an older man stood in for his father. As the WWII generation grew older, so did the man who was on his deathbed. So the story itself is probably apocryphal, which to my mind is fine. I don't think that's all that important in the great scheme of things. It's a hell of a story and there's always someone out there, like me, who hadn't heard it yet.

Mr. Kittyfish shared your poem with several people, and they all enjoyed it. "Pilgrim" - a published author, working on his second book, mind you - liked it very much and thought it was very well done.

Mr. Kittyfish also suggested that you might like to visit his favorite (political) message board, in all that spare time you have. I would recommend it also to people like HTG, revefsreleets, 7SteelGal43 (to name a few), etc as well. They are always happy to have more voices and good debaters over there. Tony, you would be welcome as well but you will have your hands full, even moreso than here. :-)

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Thank you Kitty!!!

Nice to hear a little background on the story...I think everyone likes to hear those things that remind us of the need to "do the right thing". I think it touches people on a very basic, human level.

To match that "need" with the epitome of "character", in this case a soldier....speaks to all of us and makes the story/poem universal.

Thanks again!!
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that is awesome! thanks for sharing!!
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Very nice.

It amazing that this comes from the same author who wrote "ode to tim limper".
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Very nice.

It amazing that this comes from the same author who wrote "ode to tim limper".
Hey!!! My "Ode" to the limper one was a piece of art!!!!!

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