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What Would You Have Me Do

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What Would You Have Me Do

(To Honor Our Fallen Warriors) 

Oh gallant sons of glory,
Whose years were so precious few --
In payment for the debt I owe,
What would you have me do?

If only I could hear,
What question would you ask?
To pay this debt of honor,
Just what would be my task?

Could your immortal spirits
Meet me face to face,
What would you have me do
To calm your resting place?

Could I breach the chasm of death
And ask you to answer true,
In payment for the lives you gave,
What would you have me do?

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Nice flow... It feels genuine and I like the power of the repeated question "what would you have me do?"... a hard question to ask considering the subject matter... good solid write my friend...

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I wrote this one memorial day years ago. It stands the test of time..... Jake
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Thanks, John for recommending this. I like the 3rd stanza the best. Great job on others too such as "let me show you love". I will come often to check you out :). Love ya, Toquyen

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/23/2012 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you for your comments... Like you, I enjoyed writing my spirit filled and faith based poems the most... Jake