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The Soldier's Song

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The Soldier's Song

We live in a land of great pride, 
where brave men and women have died,
to preserve our right to be free,
O God, be merciful to me.

Lives lost and broken hearts,
wars tearing families apart,
and the things soldiers must do and see,
O God, be merciful to me.

They fight for love, honor, and glory,
all those in uniform have a story,
just so people can live; like you and me,
O God, be merciful to me.

They may break down or they may cry out,
but if you only listen to their shout,
it's the voice of a hero, can't you see!
O God, be merciful to me.

We laugh and wave the red, white, and blue,
and thank the soldiers for all they do,
to assure that we'll always be free,
O God, be merciful to me.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2011 7:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win Amy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 2:18:00 PM
    A worthy winning write, Amy. I was drawn to read it merely on the title. Congrats, lady. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Amy

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Dane, Amy

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:23:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Amy. I will be back again soon to read more. Hoping you find your soul filled with inspiration today and everyday and may your writing endeavors come to be. Love, Carol