Treasure Island

Linda Racaniello

(1966 / florida)

Soldiers Are Courageous & Strong


These soldiers are courageous and strong
These are the soldiers who fight for right and wrong

This is a place, where soldiers live and die
This is a place, when soldiers silently cry

This is not a nightmare or a dream
This is a war where people scream

These are the soldiers who've been picked off the ground
These are the soldiers who've bled without a sound

These are the soldiers with flesh hanging wide
These are the soldiers with limbs torn from each side

These are the soldiers who stood tall in the heat
then crawled away from bombed-out streets

These are the soldiers who have been hurt
who lie there quietly in sand and dirt

These are the soldiers who dragged themselves away
then quivered in pain through night and day

These are soldiers that are just names & tags
These are soldiers sent home in body bags

These are the soldiers that we must remember
All year-long and especially on the 11th of September

These are soldiers who keep peace for you and me
These are the soldiers who live and die to stay free

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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