The Cost of Freedom - NFC

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I wrote this poem for Vetrans day.

Submitted: March 05, 2012

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He was born in the 70’s to a Vietnam vet

A fighting man who hasn’t come home yet

Strong and proud he was raised to be

His mother smiled at the man she could see

But graduation came with his cap and his gown

And off to the recruiter he headed downtown

 

“But through the pain of it all

All he heard was his father’s call

Come young sons, if pride be yours

There’s need of freedom on these distant shores

Come young men, and heed my call

Until there is freedom, freedom, freedom for all”

 

Hey there sergeant have you heard the word

I’m a strong young man and I’m her to serve

Four years in the army as ranger he signed

Placing his John Hancock on that dotted line

Now he’s off to see what his father had learned

In honor of the Silver Star that his father earned

Weeks he spent in the mud and the dust

The Georgia summer tried to make him bust

 

If  Young men come and young men go

Off to fight in the heat or the snow

In their uniforms so proudly they stand

Protecting others in some distant land

I hope someday that you too may find

God has called you to stand in that great line

 

For that young man he served so well

His mother cryied on the day he fell

They placed him next to the man with a silver star

He found his father and he didn’t look far

So many generations are so willing to give

All they have so that strangers might live

What will we give them for all that they gave?

A forgotten cause in a forgotten grave

I for one will stand up each day

I am ready I am here if I’m need to pay

 

“But through the pain of it all

All he heard was his father’s call

Come young sons, if pride be yours

There’s need of freedom on these distant shores

Come young men, and heed my call

Until there is freedom, freedom, freedom for all”

 


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