louis rams

Gold Star - 11,691 Points (09/13/1943 / new york city)

We As Soldiers - Poem by louis rams

They was not born onto this world
to fight a war and lose their lives.
But they did fight a war, and did lose their lives
And it was done to protect you and I.

Now you may think of it as insignificant
Because it is not a family member or friend
But if they died defending your liberties
Then they are family and friends
And can not be with you till the end.

It was that soldier who was on land
Air, or the sea, defending your
rights so that you can be free.

Free to have the freedom of speech
And voice your opinion and beliefs.
And like all things, there is a price
That we must pay for that privilege.

It may be a lost arm, or leg, or an eye
But don’t worry they’ll get by.
They have the perseverance of their convictions
And will not let anything stand in their way
And if it means being in a foxhole, then
That is where they’ll stay.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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