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Below is the poem entitled Sacrifice which was written by poet Andy Sprouse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Know, soldier, that the tears you shed
over your fallen brothers' blood
are not shed in shame;
let them rain.

Know that their sacrifice
will never be forgotten,
never mean less than everything;
we remember them, always.

Know that we welcome them home
with hearts and arms open,
ready to deliver them to their hallowed rest;
they've more than earned it.

Know, soldier, that each and every one of you
is owed a debt that can never be repaid,
for a burden you never begrudged;
for such is the way of heroes.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2012 12:09:00 PM
    I am enjoying reading some very diverse poetry today. I am glad yours was amongst the ones posted here that I was able to read and enjoy Andy. Love, Carol

    Sprouse Avatar Andy Sprouse
    Date: 2/23/2012 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, once again, Carol :)