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In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones - Book One: Soldiers by G. Mark LaFrancis

In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones - Book One: Soldiers

by G. Mark LaFrancis

144 pages
Enlighening, emotional poetry inspired by soldiers and their loved ones.

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Category: Military
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About the Book
In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones - Book One: Soldiers opens a window into the heart and soul of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Based in part on extensive interviews with the soldiers, author G. Mark LaFrancis, an Air Force Reserve retiree and award-winning journalist, takes the reader on a captivating journey. In Their Boots becomes the eyes and ears of the soldiers bringing to each page the terror, humor, sadness, fear, homesickness, and courage of the soldiers.

So powerful are the poems that Lillie Lovette, literary evaluator for the Mississippi Humanities Council, wrote: In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones is a captivating and profound collection that transcends war and opens a window into the warrior and his and her loved ones. Never before have I experienced poetry so powerful, so poignant as this. This is a masterpiece."

This collection is not about the war; it is about the warrior and his and her experiences. For example, there is the poem about the young Marine who receives a kiss on the cheek from a young Iraqi girl while gunfire rages outside her home ... or the poem about the buddies who gleefully create Chicken Rotel out of supplies sent from home ... the poem about the Iraqi woman who helps our soldiers only to end up disappearing ... the poem about the young soldier who had his unborn daughter's name tattooed on his arm before he left for Iraq ... the poem about the beautiful Euphrates sunset ... and much more

Written in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate, In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones - Book One: Soldiers lets the reader walk in the boots of the soldiers, seeing what they see, hearing what they hear, understanding what they understand, and feeling what they feel.

 

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About the Author
G. Mark LaFrancis G. Mark LaFrancis is an author, teacher, award-winning journalist, veteran, and community volunteer. His books covey passion, empathy and enlightenment. His novels for young readers have been praised by youngsters, parents and teachers, and his stories and poems for adults often move readers to laughter and tears.

 

 

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