Independence Day Poem

I am 35 years old, born and raised in TYLER, TEXAS. My one dream of a lifetime would to be able to get published. So far I don't have anything ,but a quitter never got anything either.

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My daughter is using this in her senior term paper for English.

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© Cynthia Barton

Published: Sep 2008

American Soldiers

Every day more soldiers have to leave
to fight this war so we can be free.
they pack light to set out on their way
praying the war will end some day.
we have lost young and lost old
but all of those men were so strong and bold
In reality it doesn't seem too fair
but when at war there is no time to care.
once in a while they may get a letter
from loved ones at home feeling a little bit better
They let them know they miss them so
but no time to cry the men must go.
They fold their letters up real tight
Putting them away for another lonely night.
slowly they rise to take their stand
as each American soldier salutes with right hand.
They yell that they will be home soon
but tonight they're going to sleep with the moon
but not alone they have one another
To an American soldier those men are his brothers.
Each and everything they do
Is without a doubt for me and for you.
honestly, how many sit and pray
for each and every soldier on the field that day?
They don't draw names to see who they protect
So why need a face to match the respect?
They don't get hot home cooked meals
and I bet they would love a steak from the grill.
They are American Soldiers standing tall and proud
They deserve our respect, don't be ashamed, scream it out loud.
but at times, a soldier has no choice but to sleep
with those words I will close for now.
Saying as I go GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE.........

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  • by Sherry Figert
  • 2/10/2014

My daughter is using this in her senior term paper for English.

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  • by Destinee Angel, St.Paul Minnesota
  • Jun 2013

I really enjoyed your poem, I thought it was beautiful. I am currently 15 living in St. Paul, Minnesota and I am planning to go into the Army. Keep writing, I wish you the best of luck, and hope your beautiful poem gets published.

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  • by Elizabeth, Florida
  • Apr 2013

Awesome way with words. My son has joined the Navy. Becoming a military Mom brings so many more fears. Mothers already have fears everyday but words can not express enough what it is like. You are talented and never give up. I hope it gets published!!

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  • by Tina, McChord Ft Lewis
  • Jun 2012

Thank you for the poem, it reinforces that we do NOT thank our surviving soldiers and their families enough. Put this on your to do list this 4th of July - Thank a soldier, past or present.

Prayers for Safety and Protection of all our soldiers.

God Bless & Thank you

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  • by Brandee Hilbert
  • Jun 2012

Really good poem that touches your heart and tears sting my eyes. Thank you

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  • by Bernice Charles, Connecticut
  • Jun 2012

My cousin is like a brother to me. He is in Afghanistan right now. This made me think of him. He's coming home in 2 weeks!

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  • by Caroleen Miles, Tampa
  • Apr 2010

There are no words to truely express how grateful I am to our troops and the families, for all they have given, done and sacrificed for our country for me and you! and to the ones who are currently serving. Without you, I would not be able to call myself an American. Our country would not exist ! You have stopped me from... being a whiner !!! When I start to whine about how my day sucked, I think of you where you are what you have/had to deal with and I have nothing to whine about !
I thank you all so much ! LOL and so does my hubby
May God Bless you and keep you!
Sincerely Caroleen

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