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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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UploadedAugust 14, 2009
TakenOctober 27, 2007
Exposure1/100 sec at f/7.1
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Focal Length12.1 mm
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My father is missing,

I'm his only son.

The war is now over,

have we lost or have we won?

My father is missing,

when will he come home?

I need him to guide me,

with ways to be shown.

My father is missing;

I now have a son.

I still not can tell you,

who lost or who won.

I know what I'm missing.

James Harmon McQuilkin C 2009

78 responses

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Poignant words! And, good capture, too.

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful image I love what you wrote its Beautifuly sad.

  • Dana Stanley

    Dana Stanley gave props (14 Aug 2009):


  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Your words were very moving. Impressive photo!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (2 Mar 2010):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic!! Has my vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    of course, my vote


    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    It is a beautifully written poem about your father James - God Bless him and all those who never returned home! Great entry - Voted.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (2 Mar 2010):

    James, this is a very moving poem and image, indeed. It is also an outstanding entry to this Theme. You have my vote...

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH my friend!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Zmuda

    Tom Zmuda gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Well done ! Voted !

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Love it...voted.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    A fabulous entry, James! I love the memorial and the very poignant poem. So many have given so much to preserve our country. voted.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Mar 2010):

    Oooo that is goosebumpy emotion James. Love to hear the full story one day. Your words bring back so many memories....My father too went to war, came back but diappeared inside himself and continued to fight for the rest of his life,his unseen enemies. These words are soul ones. Bless you. the end of the day, and in the morning, we will remember them."

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    This photo tells a story! my vote yes!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Your poems are really poignant!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Excellent, voting..beautiful poem..

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Love your sentiments..Voted.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    my vote!

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Back for the vote!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Awesome capture, great tribute too.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (6 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote. Now that I know you a little, I can appreciate the poetry even more. Very heartwrenching. "Soldier on," James. (I know you will.)

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    My vote for this poignant photograph James, and for your poem - moving.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    Great shot and poem. Voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Yolanda Carmony

    Yolanda Carmony gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    A+++++++++++++++++++++ This is so powerful.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    this is a hero not doubt.!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett said (13 Mar 2010):

    So true!! I am a father, former military, and grew up looking for my father. Although the stories are different, the meanings ring so very similar. This is an AMAZING capture that represents feelings in all of us regardless of country, stature, or upbringing. My vote is well applied to an artist who captures so many emotions for so many people with a single push of a button! BRAVO!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Mar 2010):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Mar 2010):


  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Very moving image!! Well done!

  • Yacouba Tanou

    Yacouba Tanou gave props (16 Mar 2010):


  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (16 Mar 2010):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Cool find! Well done. Got my vote.

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Excellent capture. my vote.

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    I really love this story...very well done ! And of course the photo is perfect ! VOTED!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (23 Mar 2010):

    I was there, and I was involved in creating some of the same feelings haunting sons of the other side. As I enjoy being a grandfather, I often think about those who were forever deprived of this part of life.

    I have friends on The Wall.

    Your photograph is a timeless tribute...

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Deeply moving poem and image. Wish I could vote more than once.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Nice poetry and image...You have my vote!

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful entry. You have my vote!!

  • allan

    allan gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    awesome capture and poem,, one never fully returns from war,,,, voted

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Great capture and accompanying poem! A very touching entry.

  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    BEAUTIFUL......impressing....i love it

  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan said (30 Mar 2010):

    my vote James......i like this shot so much !!!! shapes are wonderful....

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Another RAD Vote from me!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    One of your best James,,my vote

  • Liz El

    Liz El gave props (3 Apr 2010):


  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    Love it :) well done

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (6 Apr 2010):

    Ah, jeez...well done.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Wow! Voted. R

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    my vote for this great entry. Love it

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    Yeah like it

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    wonderful !

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Profound words...Excellent photograph..The b&w theme really works well.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (30 Apr 2010):

    Incredible - tell me more + vote

  • Lara  K. Spencer

    Lara K. Spencer (Deleted) gave props (11 May 2010):

    It has my vote.

  • Robert Weekes

    Robert Weekes gave props (14 May 2010):

    Those who grew up without a father are heroes as well, James. Nice poem.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (15 May 2010):

    Gets my vote!

  • Melody Golden

    Melody Golden (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2010):

    I love thie poem and the shot is great .

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2010):

    Voted. Very moving poem, as well.

  • Yohana Ruiz Dávila

    Yohana Ruiz Dávila (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2010):

    Great b & w! very very expressive shot!

  • Bonnie Woodson

    Bonnie Woodson (Deleted) said (25 May 2010):

    Wow! such a powerful my vote♥

  • Ito Ocampo

    Ito Ocampo gave props (25 May 2010):

    Nice one :-)

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (25 May 2010):

    Excellent work here James !!! Voted Gladly !!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (25 May 2010):

    my vote

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (25 May 2010):


  • Timothy Reeves

    Timothy Reeves gave props (26 May 2010):

    its got my vote very powerful image

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (26 May 2010):


  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (26 May 2010):

    Moving poem and photo...gr8 POV. GOT MY VOTE!

  • Trinton Garrett

    Trinton Garrett gave props (27 May 2010):

    This is the type of work I like to do and like to view, leaves the viewier thinking and feeling.

  • hannecke gustavo

    hannecke gustavo gave props (28 May 2010):

    sooo moving. thanks.

  • Urbano Desprini

    Urbano Desprini (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Deep .... my vote

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Perfect for the Theme! Voted: "YEAH!"

  • Marie Sager

    Marie Sager gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    Very emotional, thank you.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Jun 2010):


  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    wow, terrific photography, great art, sad and beautiful poem

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    Love your sentiments

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