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The Unknown Soldier

I stand at your grave.
I do not know your name.
I know not where you are from.
Where you fought,
nor where you died.

The horrors and pain you suffered,
were not in vain.
The death and destruction brought you pain.

I weep at your grave,
for the life you gave.
I weep for the Mother,
that gave you that life.

I kneel before your grave.
I bow my head in gratitude to you,
The Unknown Soldier.
Forever Remembered.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 6/10/2013 6:32:00 AM
Simply beautiful.....
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Date: 2/25/2013 4:29:00 PM
G of E ' congratulations with your sweet win 'take care~SKAT
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Date: 2/25/2013 7:24:00 AM
This is such a moving tribute...I love it! Congrats!
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Date: 2/24/2013 9:09:00 PM
GYPSY, thank you for giving me the second chance in viewing this one for my contest...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Always & Forever ;-) LINDA
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Date: 1/30/2013 6:58:00 PM
Having a veteran husband and three brothers who served in the service I thank you for this wonderful poem. Blessings
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Date: 2/9/2013 2:30:00 PM
Hi Donna, thank you very much. When I wrote this poem I had taken a trip to Ottawa Canada. I visited the First Response war memorial I was walking across the square and came across 'The Unknown Soldiers' grave. The emotions that came over me were so strong I literally sunk to my knees and wept, sobbing actually.I felt so grateful to someone who I never knew would willingly give their life for my freedom and privileges I enjoy today. Thank you for your family members who still fight and stand guard to protect people like myself, they should be honored for their service