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For the Fallen Hero

Holes are dug
The tents raised
Men and women salute
As they carry your body away

The flag draped over so graceful
Exhibiting patriotism of the brave
Honoring the risk you willingly took 
As we march in silence toward your grave

My fellow comrade, my partner
Forever my best friend
Life for us was just beginning
When it turned for a swiftning end

I felt my stomach tightly churn
When I saw your name on the list
Sinking back into the moment
We shared our final goodbye kiss

Now as they lower you down gently
My heart follows right behind
Though you can't be with me now in body
Our souls will always be intertwined
I'll be brave for our little princess
But I can't promise I won't weep
Watching her lay here with your picture
Cuddling it softly sound asleep

I tell her numerous stories about you
And she tries to memorize them all
But as the years go by it gets harder
When your face isn't as clear to recall
She knows her father is a hero
And not afraid to announce to the world
Oh my dear, how I see so much of you
In the liveliness of our precious girl

I know our parting won't last forever
When we're together as a family in Heaven
That picture is what keeps me going each day
Holding to the thought I'll embrace you again 

We will live to make you proud, my love
Though somedays are harder then most
Perhaps fallen but never forgotten
To your life we raise this toast

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 8:55:00 PM
    i too have a picture that i kiss every day. and lots of poetry writen just this way.and i too wait for that reunion in the sky. the day we all call the sweet by and by.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Very deep and profound!! I love this piece!! BTW, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my work.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 5:37:00 AM
    Sad but an excellent write, we remember our fallen hero's and honor them with statues and memorials. We should never forget the other hero's that have made the ultimate sacrifice as well...their families.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 1:09:00 AM
    just as good second time around, hope you will enter my contest..David

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 7:49:00 PM
    I could I encourage you to read My Letters From The Battlefield and Confessions of a Soldier?

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 7:48:00 PM
    What raw passion. I feel for you (or the writer) So hard to lose a loved one, especially before old age. I hope you are made stronger as I have been from the loss of parents at young age. You or the narrator sounds strong willed especially a necessity for a child. Beautiful sentinents God bless.

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 4:12:00 PM
    Great tribute to our men and women who served and those that have fallen.. I hope that this is not your life and your love but a work about the situation that many face if your life, you have my deepest sympathy..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Jessica this is stunning, if it's from real life you have my deepest sympathy. thanks for your kind comments..David

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 10:20:00 PM
    Wow! This is just beautiful and breath taking. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla