'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

10 November 2010

Veterans Day 1999

A Poem from the book Tears Of Ink, written by LCDR Roberto J. Prinselaar

Veterans Day 1999

This week the flags will wave again
We'll march down a city street
We'll try to keep the cadence
With grown old two left feet

We're veterans who have served our land
In places far and wide
Today we will be smiling
We won't show the hurt inside

The land that we all fought for
Is changing day by day
The people just don't seem to care
As their freedoms slip away

The Constitution was once sacred
A document held dear
Our founding fathers gave to us
A message once so clear

Now lying is accepted
And other things as bad
But we will show our smiles today
Pretend that we are glad

We will be with our brothers
And yes our sisters too
We, ones who wore the uniform
And kept our honor true

We fought to to keep this country free
Were our battles all in vain
My land, My country 'Tis of thee
Can we be free again

1 comment:

Six said...

Thanks Pop and Roberto.