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Monday, September 12, 2016

Jimmy The Brave Old War Veteran

On a flagpole above the town's war memorial in the freshening winds it does fly
A symbol of pride to so many it's colors do flap in the sky
The National flag of the Country brave young men for it have fought and died
To so many it is something sacred and is loved by people Nationwide
Jimmy the brave old war veteran goes to the war memorial every day
To salute the flag of his Country that he fought for in a Land far away
A great grandfather his wife of sixty years Cindy since last year in the local cemetery lay
She used to go to the war memorial with him for to salute the flag every day
He thinks of his comrades in battle their names on the war memorial wall
Those who did not live for to father children under enemy gunfire did fall
The flag in the wind that is flapping it does give him a sense of pride
And he thinks of the woman that he loved and the brave men who fought by his side
He risked his life for love of the flag as a young man when his hair it was dark brown
And every day he comes to salute it to the war memorial in the park of the town.
Francis Duggan
Topic(s) of this poem: people,war memories
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