Freedom Comes With A Price
Their soul comes upon a scene of strikingly beautiful and sublime peacefulness;
Old Glory held aloft;
They stood erect before the advancing enemy,
death dancing upon the horizon;
They cling to survival unidentified in this lethal province;
where the jungles are alive with death;
spider holes and pungi pits disregard their cries
their hopeless pleas.
They offer a silent prayer to elicit a peaceful solution to the grave;
like many a courageous soldiers, life snatched from them,
in the springtime of their youth,
now to slumber in their graves
in the Stars and Stripes.
Copyright © Johnny Martinez | Year Posted 2017