Standing Proud

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
He will proudly stand up
And salute his flag...

Submitted: May 28, 2017

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Standing Proud
 
He will proudly stand up
And salute his flag.
 
He no longer runs
Dunking fire
Dodging bullets from 
Enemy fire.
 
Seventy years have passed
Since he help liberate Aushwitz Birkenau
Liberating men, women, and rarely children.
He had heard whispers of other places
So bad the Nazi's destroyed them
Sobidor 1, Treblinka
And he knew as he saw those
Living skeletons stumble out of that hell
Why he was there.
 
He looks to the flag
With reference,
To many of his buddies
Had come home
In flag draped coffins.
 
He struggled now
Simply to stand
But He stands tall
Saluting the hero's who died
Every memorial day
He remembers his buddies
Shot down by the Nazi's.
But He remembers too 
The bodies piled 
In the walls of that Nazi help.
And he still marvels at those who 
Walked out of there.
 
(C) Michelle Renee Kidwell
May.27.2017


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