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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · War · #1710830
For my cousin & hero SGT James C Robinson who gave his life for our country in Afghanistan
A Heart Forever at Half-Mast

All gave some
Some gave all.
You fell into the latter
It's not fair -
Though I guess it never is.
So much to live for
So much to die for
When does one out-weigh the other?

Where is the line drawn
Between dutiful service
And inhumane violence?
Where do we reach the point
When we say "No more"
When we agree that enough's enough
And bring you home
And we find a better way to do this?

Heroes fall
And families mourn
We carry on your legacy
And cling tight to your honor.
Is there a time
When we stop crying?
When we can speak your name without pain?
When our hearts are no longer at half-mast?

You are my hero
And so I say
Thank you
For serving
For protecting
For being brave and strong
For being my cousin.

Medals
Articles
People calling night and day
Even a Purple Heart
And we can't even be happy for you.
Yes, we all gave some,
But you gave all.


In loving memory of SGT James C Robinson, my first cousin, my hero, my strong soldier.  May 24th, 1983 - August 28th, 2010.  KIA - Bermal district, Paktika province, Afghanistan.

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