Stand Tall

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Stand Tall

Look well to this day, young Marine
Your service in all its realities is but a brief moment
The reality of death and the glory of sacrifice
is the mortar that bonds brotherhood’
“Semper Fi”The Few, The Proud,
For in mortal strife; war, our yesterday’s were but a dream
and our tomorrow’s are never promised.
We were trained to exist well in the moment
and our tomorrow’s visions would then become a reality.
Fight well, and battle on, therefore, on this moment, it and it alone is life.
For a marine has nothing, unless he is willing to fight and die for his cause,
he cares nothing more then to preserve liberty.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 12/6/2017 3:18:00 PM
Oh, Johnny, In this poem it looks as if you were (and ARE) a Marine. That is really nice. My son served four years around 2000. the few and the proud. Thanks for your service and now this poem.
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Date: 12/8/2017 11:37:00 PM
Yes I did and thank you for your son's service. I am a proud service member but i am also very saddened by the way our service men and women are being treated. I especially grieved by the disrespect toward our flag. And thank you for commenting on my poem. I will stop by and ready some of your work. After all that is why we post them. Have a good night.