One Single Impression-Verteran's Memorial

Acrostic poetry, by TJ for One Single Impression
SPECTRAL: ghostly
Music Playing: Realms of Splendor

Voices whispering
each a different story
telling of their journey
eclipsed continously
realities that turn cold
all passed
never want to be forgotten.


my photo was taken at out Veteran's Memorial Cemetary Feb. 2009

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  1. Oh my TJ this touched me beyond words.

    My grandson is enlisting in the Army and my son-in-law is on his way overseas.

  2. Great anacrostic and a touching memorial.

  3. What a gorgeous, haunting photo ... the lines you've captured - in image and words - are stunning. Peace, JP/deb

  4. The economy of expression spoke clearly to the magnitude of the loss that this poem captures.

  5. VETERAN means YEAR and one senses (and wears long side-whiskers) the passing of years in your acrostic

  6. beautiful photo and words to go along with it!

  7. Your blog is outstanding!...and this photograph is so moving. Thank you for sharing your images and words.

  8. Very touching, and beautifully crafted.

  9. Lovely - I was thinking to turn spectral on its head with a little warmth but your cold icy photo really captures the prompt, I think!

  10. Your poem is heart-breaking, deep-reaching but honestly...the photo speaks volumes--screams, whispers--all on its own.
    You have a masterful eye.

  11. ..u exist because they are here..~ a wonderful tribute to the 'veterans'..many thanks indeed ..

  12. Beautiful words and photo. Tears of thanks welled up in my eyes.

  13. This was so incredibly powerful to read, and the photo made the impact that much more meaningful...beautifully done.

  14. I am a USAF vet and come from a large military family where all my brothers served and so did brother-in-laws so this really touched home.

    My own husband served 20 years and passed away at the age of 52.

    I saw where our new president is considering lifting the ban which BUSH place saying no frag draped coffins could be shown to the public.

    If one wears the uniform with pride why hide away signs of the ultimate debt which may be paid to war.

  15. You gave me my first push into the blog community and you are the bomb! Excellent and welcome!


Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
-Aaron Siskind