Tom Zart


Freedom & Sacrifice - Poem by Tom Zart

It’s not a priest that gives us
Our freedom of religion
It’s not a reporter that gives us
Our freedom to voice.
It’s not any politician or preacher
But heroes who have sacrificed by choice.


In their new uniforms
The young march off
Not knowing who shall return.
With a proud devotion
They brandish their flag
Leaving loved ones to wonder and yearn.

May we all be buried
By all of our children
Is an ancient tribal prayer.
They're so easy to lose
But so hard to forget
Such a burden for a parent to bear.

The taste of victory
Shall soon be forgotten
But never that which was lost.
For those rows of white headstones
In peaceful green fields
Make it easy to tally the cost.

America has survived
All attempts to destroy
Knowing the cruelty of war
And we who remain
Must help keep her free
For those who can march no more!

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Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss


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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2015 6:39:00 PM)


    Wisely and truely envisioned and presented. Marvellous one biginning with heartfelt introduction like ...It’s not a priest that gives us
    Our freedom of religion
    It’s not a reporter that gives us
    Our freedom to voice.
    It’s not any politician or preacher
    But heroes who have sacrificed by choice. Thanks for sharing such intensive poem......10
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015


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