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This isn't a haiku but i think it is a good poem for our troops to read so they know how much they are appriciated by us.  Laughing



By: Nicole


Leaving your homes and your families behind

To fight for our freedoms and rights

You hug your loved ones before you depart

Looking back you know you must fight


You travel afar to lands unknown

Meeting new people, some friends some foe

Food is scarce so we eat with much care

We begin to get weak, we don't stop though


As we arrive the view is atrocious

With the stench and look of a graveyard

Dead bodies all around, buildings burning

The view will cause your heart to always be scarred


You search for survivors though they are scarce

When found they are matted in blood

They are burned to the bone and covered in snow

You see your friend and fall to the ground with a thud


You enemies are returning to continue the war

You stand tall for you shall win or proudly fall

Either way you will be proud knowing you tried

For you know you fought hard and gave it all


The two nations begin to clash and fight

You are forced to die or retreat from war

But then the tables turn and your men pull ahead

Their numbers are dwindling and they become weak


Finally they back down and the victory is yours

Though the battle was tough and you lost lots of men

Your country will remain free for a while more

Your country is free because of these great men



"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again."     -Ronald Reagan