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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Personal · #922038
Dedicated to a Korean War Veteran

FOREVER, TAPS

Forever, taps will serenade
the soldier's passing from our midst;
A man we knew on Heartbreak Ridge
and Outpost Queen, fate's own twist

That we survived and became friends;
A Band Of Brothers, evermore -
His story written for all to read
will echo on that distant shore.

So many didn't live to tell
the story, but they could rely
on brothers who remember them
in pages of "Christmas In July".

This was a man whose heart was good,
who fought for freedom and liberty;
who loved his family more than self,
and knew the cost to keep us free.

He was a man who didn't forget
when the need for the troops was seen;
He gave from his heart a gift for them,
knowing just how much it would mean.

We each will have our memories
of our friend, and doff our caps -
As someone plays that haunting tune
and we hear, Forever - taps.

Dedicated to Richard (Dick) Rode

Countrymom
12/30/04

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