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The Gold Star

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The star upon their service flag has changed to gleaming gold;
It speaks no more of hope and life, as once it did of old,
But splendidly it glistens now for every eye to see
And softly whispers: 'Here lived one who died for liberty.

'Here once he walked and played and laughed, here oft his smile was known;
Within these walls today are kept the toys he used to own.
Now I am he who marched away and I am he who fell
Of service once I spoke, but now of sacrifice I tell.
'No richer home in all this land is there than this I grace,

For here was cradled manhood fine; within this humble place
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Precious Terrell 15 February 2018

Such a great poem thankful for those soldiers who lose their lives for us!

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