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by prider
Rated: E · Poetry · War · #1140325
Sometimes "Thank you" just isn't said enough.
Standing Tall




If you see one on the street sometime

In a uniform standing tall

Just walk right up and shake their hand

Tell them “Thank You,” that is all



Just those two words to a Soldier

Sailor, Airman or Marine

Will make worth while their commitment

And justify what they’ve seen



It doesn’t hurt to clap your hands

And pay them a little respect

They all have left their loved ones home

They just deal with that aspect



If you see one at the airport

In a uniform standing tall

You can bet they believe in Freedom

And they heard their country call



So next time you pass a Soldier

Sailor, Airman or Marine

And they’re standing tall and looking proud

Know they’re ready for what’s unseen



Don’t look at them as killers

But as family protecting your rights

So you and your children can go to bed

As they stand watch through the night



So next time you see a Serviceman

In a uniform standing tall

Just walk right up and shake their hand

Tell them “Thank You,” that is all.




Phil Rider

Feb, 2006
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