Memorial Day Poem

Poem About Those Fighting For Freedom

As I remember all those fallen for friends, family, and country, I thought about those still on the battlefield. This very day, they are facing hardships and dangers - simply by being on the road or out in the countryside. It is for those riding out there in Afghanistan and Iraq that my thoughts go to. Of course, millions have laid down their lives in the past, and we must remember them while not forgetting those out there and that "keeping free" is an endless vigil.

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I just wanted to say that this poem definitely fits the occasion! May we never forget the past or the fallen, yet learn from them instead!

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Somewhere Out There

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Published: June 2014

Somewhere out there today,
In a land far, far away,
A soldier rides patrol,
Knowing not what may unfold.

He keeps watch as he rides
Over dangerous countryside.
Roadside bomb could be hit.
Scary, but this soldier doesn't quit.

Think about Mom and Dad,
About the good times had,
State-side, how long here?
Back to watching, a little fear.

This was a good day
To think and to pray.
Strange that prayer is so right
When there could be a fire fight.

Wheel back into base.
Tomorrow, another ride to face.
Convoys done for the day.
Looks like rain's on its way.

Nerve racking job but boring too,
But that's what soldier's do.
So many over here, none alike,
Who have gladly joined this fight.

Freedom has a high cost.
Lives given, the ultimate loss.
That cost they willingly give
So freedom can continue to live.

So, we remember today
All those who went away-
And gave their lives that we
Might live here and stay free.

God Bless America!

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  • Jennifer Mayhall by Jennifer Mayhall
  • 1 year ago

I just wanted to say that this poem definitely fits the occasion! May we never forget the past or the fallen, yet learn from them instead!

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