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Have You Ever Seen a Last Request?
It Would Make Your Blood Run Cold.
There Are a Few That Have Seen It,
but They Are the Brave and the Bold.
I Am Talking about Our Young Soldiers,
Sent out to Fight the War
but Viewing of the Last Request,
Burrows Right down to Your Very Core.
It Says, "Please Tell My Family
I Was Honorable and Brave to the End,
I Did the Best I Thought I Could....
Please Write it All in the Letter You Send.
He Can No Longer Say a Word,
the Request Is in His Eyes.
So It's up to You to Tell What He Gave,
as the Request Slowly Flickers.....
April 23, 2000