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Grateful Freedom

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Grateful Freedom

How to thank you, service men,
I have not got a clue
the hardships that you suffer
for freedom, sweet and true

Deployed, away, overseas
the heartbreak you endure
away from your own familys
our safety to ensure

I can't imagine living
that way from day to day
with greatest of sincerity
I truely want to say

Your sacrifice, your honor
courage, faith and heart,
will be a shining beacon
for generations to impart

Please accept my gratitude
humble though it may be
for through your selfless sacrifice
our land shall e're be free.


©7-4-11
Dedicated to all our service men and women

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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 10:15:00 PM
    Dear Trudy, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS, Healthy and High in the Spirit. A Beautiful, Artistic,POETIC Tapestry; A very well written Dedication to well deserving Men and Women. (Soup Mail Reply) With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR Eternal Liege...HG

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 1:40:00 PM
    Nicely written - good rhyme....well done. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Rider Avatar Trudy Diane Rider
    Date: 6/26/2012 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you !
  1. Date: 6/26/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Excelent rythm and flow. A fitting tribute.

    Rider Avatar Trudy Diane Rider
    Date: 6/26/2012 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!!