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The Colors of Our Flag Will Not Run

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The Colors of Our Flag Will Not Run

We are soldiers
This is our life
                    our job
                           our career
Chosen for reasons whatever
In peace and in conflict
Striving to achieve our dreams
Struggling to suppress our fears
We are the Armed Forces
                     strong
                            proud
                                  able-bodied
Dedicated to protecting our country
                                                  nation's people
Large ponderous units
Crossing the vast expanse of unfamiliar terrain
                                    well trained
                                            meticulously drilled
A special breed
                          powerful force
                                 band of brothers
Instructed in the art of war
Where survival is not an option
And if we fall dignify us
The price we will pay
                           loss
                                  death
We belong to the world
                          peacekeeping
                                  disaster
                                         war
We only ask for support
                                   understanding
                                           respect
War is globally rejected
Third world regimes grasping greater power
                              terrorists
                                      insurgents
                                              rebel forces
Their native peoples desperate plea for relief
                               genocide
                                        slavery
                                                capture
                                                        torture
To reject would be inhumane
answering requires military
                                             force
The product is war
                            spawning hostility
                                     destroying the innocent
                                              mouthing ignorance
The reality of it all 
                             sadness
                                     families suffer
                                              blame spent
                                                       sides taken
                              casualties
Someone has to die.

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