Freedom He Paid The Price
He stood erect before the awaiting enemy.
Death beyond the horizon;
Clinging to survive
Courage his only solution!
Alone in this lethal province.
The jungles alive with death!
He offers a silent prayer!
Eliciting a peaceful solution to the grave;
Death his reward!
His soul comes upon a scene
Strikingly beautiful and sublimely peaceful.
The Stars and Stripes held aloft!
A Courageous soldier,
Life snatched from him,
In the springtime of his youth.
Now to slumber in his graves
Wrapped in the Stars and Stripes.
Copyright © Johnny Martinez | Year Posted 2017