|Wonderful poem. I must give this a 4.5-star rating because of the quality of it, which is very good. I think there are a couple of things that might better the poem and I will include my thoughts on this shortly. Really, I was moved by this poem because of a soldier killed in a war unknown to me, but was made to believe because of the grieving widow. Heart wrenching, this one.
Okay. What I think could be improved is:
"She patted it as if it were his back"- 'were' should be 'was'
"medals of honor"- ‘Medals’ and ‘Honor’ should be capitalized
"Today however, marked"- comma after Today. =Today, however, marked...
"Twenty five” This would be better as "Twenty-five” using a hyphen
Thank you very much for sharing this. Keep up the excellent work!