my forefathers?

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my forefathers?

He was only sixteen
but he lied to go
and bravely serve his country

By seventeen a man
battle scarred & lean
driving a boat up the sand

deployed U.S. troops
armed with the truth
and seeking retribution

for the sneak attack
the injured and dead
the graveyard of a humbled fleet

the day the bombs fell
on tropical shores
another man resolute

stood watch near pier six
from the Taney
saw Arizona's demise

While back in the States
his lady did wait
enlisted, his lovely wife

a Kansas girl born
loved her country
and so became a Marine

I'm so proud today
from these I came
who fought for what they believed

I'm sick of the shame
in America today
'cause my Grandmother was a Marine!

Semper Fi!

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travisd76 commented on my forefathers?

06-06-2009

That is way cool. You have such an interesting path to get you where you are. Thanks for sharing it with us.

WinterFrost commented on my forefathers?

05-25-2009

veneratio nostri senior iacio per lemma nos mutuo is non tamen subsequens ut is persevero niteo Bonus quod ut cuspis

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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