PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll


Sandi stepped out of the room where her brother lay.

He was not yet aware of the sacrifice he had made that day.

She watched the flutter of the flag so bold

His wounds left him with no hands to hold

his family, his children, his precious wife.

For them he had willingly paid the price.

One of millions who fight for the nation

Its flag, its freedom, its continued duration…….

There ‘s currently in the land

A surge to say the flag’s not so grand

Hope that theme will not prevail

To another’s flag, I’d rather not give hail!


Thank you for the picture prompt and 100 word challenge.  Lots of work for you, but very rewarding to those who participate.

Thanks again,  Rochelle

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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19 Responses to THANK YOU, SOLDIER

  1. granonine says:

    History is the record of man’s inhumanity toward man. The American experience is unique in that there is no foreign power or totalitarian ruler who has power over us. I’m thankful to be a part of that experience.

  2. James McEwan says:

    The flag; the rally point for nations and heros. Well told.

  3. Dale says:

    Well done, Oneta.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. The link made it easy to go see. Your story was unique and very well done. I read quite a few stories from the “frog.” I enjoy the variety.

  4. The poetic form made it all the more poignant. Beautifully written Oneta.

    My tale – The Flag

  5. Beautiful prose, Oneta!

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