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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Military · #2191053
Written for the Honoring our Veterans contest
I've never not been free
or lived with bitter tyranny.
My grandfathers both fought
and risked their lives and bought
these freedoms I enjoy.

Still, the soldiers fight today,
in wars unending--battle fray
with human ego, human hate
the source of all these wars to date
the price of these freedoms I enjoy.

They've left family and friends
a sacrifice to the end.
With courage and bravery true
they fight for the Red, White, and Blue.
For these freedoms I enjoy.

We lose some each day,
to battle wounds and suicide--they pay.
Still, the soldiers fight today,
to right the wrongs of moral decay
For these freedoms...
are not free.

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Written for
"HONORING OUR VETERANS















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