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Author Name: FreeJdpierre 4 Comments
Date Added: March 04, 2013 16:03:47 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Patriotic Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Forgotten Patriots
Let me speak to my country
for they know not what I do
I am a fearless jarhead
that would give it all for you

I do not ask for pity
nor do I care much for your sighs
I ask only for understanding
when you look me in the eyes
 
Don't judge me by my cover
judge the pages that you read
My book will tell the stories
of my friends dying next to me
 
We live a life of hardship
Working longer harder days
we fight until the day we break
to protect the American way
 
So cast away your judgment
Please spare me of your lies
I ask only for your welcome
And a place to rest my mind
 
I often think about my family
do they understand my ties?
will they ever really know me?
or will they miss me if I die?
 
But for now, I need to focus
The night is colder than it seems
I will carry it on my shoulders
But I cannot unsee what I've seen

I will fight until my bones collapse
To show this world some justice
we'll come home when our job is done
and our country deems us useless
 
I will spend my life fighting
for my country's growing needs
Fighting for its freedom
A freedom not meant for me

But I'll keep my head held high
For you know not what I do
I am a forgotten jarhead
That gave it all for you...
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on March 5, 2013 10:12:37 PM Report

Whether you are a soldier, were a soldier, or are just speaking on behalf of our troops, your

poem speaks to me. We owe such a debt of gratitude to those brave men and women.

Linda

Comment By: FreeCatherine on March 5, 2013 08:36:29 PM Report
I really liked this poem. Very patriotic and there aren't nearly enough of those nowadays. A touching, honest poem. And thank you for your service to this country. 
Comment By: Premiumsammie bagley on March 4, 2013 08:03:21 PM Report
it sounds a bit sad to me, but so precious are those who fight on my behalf i will pray for those thank you for sharing this write
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 4, 2013 04:20:08 PM Report

Jonathan:  thank you for your Service.  Stay safe.  Welcome to Creative. 

A very well developed write.  

 

Lady Dragonwyck  








 


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