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Comment from SilentNinja2930
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This is an excellent poem. Fitting for Pearl Harbor Day. I agree that we should never forget these horrible events. I wish the violence would end. ~Ninja

 Comment Written 14-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2015
    Hi Ninja. Thank you for your fine review of my poem. Appreciate it. Marilyn
Comment from Dutchie
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Hi Marilyn. I have a lot ti catch up. Wonderful reminder you wrote. I was born just after WW II and know all about it from history books. L love the comparison with ISIS. Yes we must unite to defend, that's our only chance to survive.
Well written poem which give us food for thoughts. Fia

 Comment Written 14-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2015
    Hi Fia. How ARE you? I hope all is well. Thank you for your fine review. Actually I have been playing "catch up" also. At this time of year we get busy with other things. Marilyn
Comment from ellie6
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A very apt poem for these difficult times, Marilyn. Now, as then, we all must unite to drive out evil in whatever form we find it.

 Comment Written 14-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2015
    Hi ellie. I agree. I couldn't let December 7 pass without remembering that event. I am grateful for your fine review. Marilyn
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Oh Marilyn, I do hope you publish this! What a wonderful historical record, and such a fabulous reminder. For those of us born later, Pearl Harbour was not as ingrained, and it should be, since it was horrific, and as you say, the time America (and my country shortly after, I think) joined the war.

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2015
    Hi Dawn--Where you been, girl? I took a couple of days off, too. You know, this season, "stuff" to do. Thank you for your very fine review. I appreciate it. Marilyn
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 11-Dec-2015
    It was my pleasure. :)
Comment from tfawcus
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A most apt comparison made here between Pearl Harbor and the dangers posed by ISIS. Your line, "Goodness will lose if it's inertia we choose," sums it up beautifully. Doing nothing in the face of evil is not really an option.

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2015
    Thank you, Tony, for your fine review of my poem. I couldn't let December 7 pass without acknowledging it. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke). Marilyn
Comment from Domino 2
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Japan knew America was about to enter the war, and she struck first with horrible consequences and loss of life.

Unfortunately, such tactics are what the evil of war is all about. What are 'tactics' and 'pre-emptive strikes' (such easy words to use), compared to the devastation, loss and heartbreak?

Thank goodness 'America was brave' and entered the war to oppose tyranny and horror, resulting in the victory of good over Empire-expansion evil on behalf of Japan and the Nazis.

Very strongly put, Marilyn.

Best wishes, Ray xx


 Comment Written 10-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2015
    Thank you, Ray, for your review and comments. I couldn't let December 7 pass without acknowledging it.
    I stand by my belief that is so well put in this quote: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke). So far, good men are sucking their collective thumb in our current battle with evil. Marilyn
reply by Domino 2 on 11-Dec-2015
    Thanks for your very interesting reply which I wholeheartedly agree with, Marilyn.

    Best wishes, Ray xx

Comment from Ogden
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A timely reminder, well put.

There are many among us who have no memory of that infamous day. And many more who know nothing of it.

It's unfotunate that they will never read this poem.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2015
    Hi Ogden. Thank you for reading and reviewing my poem on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the relevance it has to today's threat to the free world. Strong leaders and unification of allies is needed now just as it was then. Pray we survive. Marilyn
reply by Ogden on 09-Dec-2015
    Amen!
Comment from Kingsland
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This is a well-written poetic commentary. You hinge on some very good points in this verse. I found this piece to be well thought out and written. I enjoyed reading your excellent piece of poetic art... John

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2015
    Hi John. Thank you for reading and reviewing my poem acknowledging the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I couldn't let the day pass without writing something. Marilyn
Comment from Margaret Snowdon
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This is a deep and powerful write, Marilyn - a day curved in our memories even if it was before we were born - the horror of it all - and you are right - they'll always be those who want total control - and let's pray to God that they don't get their way.

well penned, my friend.

Margaret


 Comment Written 08-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2015
    Thank you, Margaret. I appreciate your comments and fine review. I love how back then (WWII) everyone pulled together toward a common goal. Today, we are so fractured (brother against brother). Perhaps this crisis will pull us together again. Marilyn
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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Your poem is a great reminder of how quickly many forget those who fought and died for our freedom. Your words flow well and tell a great story and carry a great message. We must unite in our fight against the evil isis. Good job and thanks for sharing. I did not hear one word on the news Dec 7 of the anniversary of this day.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2015


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2015
    Hi Janny. Thank you for your review and comments. Fox News carries all news of patriotic events and did honor this special day in our history. I love how back then (WWII) everyone worked toward a common goal. Nowadays everybody is dancing to a different drummer. I'm hopeful citizens will rally under a strong leader again soon. Marilyn