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November 11, 2016

Posted by JP in Discussion.
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Angel with an M16

Desert sand
billowing incessantly
coating sweaty skin
in gritty irritation.

Heated air
tinged with smoke
from spent rounds
and rocket’s tail.

Months spent
endlessly training
focusing on this day
this horrible day.

Duty done
honor is satisfied
country is served
freedom now reigns.

Desert sand
billowing incessantly
covering cooling skin
of our hallowed dead.

JP Burns

Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen,

Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men

 

 

 

 

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