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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
With honor! 
Wrapped in the Stars and Stripes.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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