Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I was not there.
I did not see the blood and gore
Or know the terror
Of a war.
I did not grieve
When friends were lost
Or mourn the maimed
Or human cost.
I did not fight
Nor lose my sons
To mustard gas
Or tommy guns.
I did not scream,
I did not bleed,
I did not die
In bitter need.
I was not born,
I heard their hell
In silent words
They would not tell.
I was not there
I could forget
The sacrifice they made
And yet…
That I am here,
That I am free,
And not deny
My ancestry
That I can choose
Forget…or care…
The gift is theirs,
For they were there.

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About mhembroff

I am the author of Bess's Magical Garden, a middle grade novel and picture book Gramma Mouse Tells a Story. I am the member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Writers Guild of Alberta and Rave Reviews Book Club. My series The Ghostly Encounters and other short stories can be found on, listed in the short story section. I have been an avid reader since early childhood and has always been imaginative. It wasn't until my children were growing up that I started taking writing classes and put my creations onto paper. When I'm not writing I like to paint, draw, work in the garden and spend time with my pets and family.
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