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“I'm sorry.”             Those were the last words I heard when the storm was over. Over the stone cold shoulder you spent years giving to me. Me who you are now apologizing to.
They took a loan of not money but men, trying not to stutter i ask my brother when   Ten months he says Promise? Do you promise to return to me
The Last War Story   Gee worked the night shift pounding dough and baking bread.
The bedraggled child Wails from deep within I yelled for her to stay down
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat Splattering rain echoes Vibrating metal roof
Food rations she desperately wanted, As she squealed and excitedly pointed
Today is May the 25th and it's Memorial Day.We're paying tribute to those who fought and died for the USA.Many brave soldiers gave their lives.We're paying tribute to the ones who didn't survive.
I eased my eyes wide open As the day had already started My uneasy mind is stranded Lingering effects from last night’s last call   The nights are hard to handle And the pills are hard to swallow
When they announced a great war   That seemed to be the end Pack your bags— Start the draft— Pray a last time…   Eons, millenia, 
When I was a child I used to wonder why the veterans in town didn’t like the fireworks on the 4th of July. I thought that’s what they fought for, the freedom to make things go boom.
Always one to fall in line, I learned early to obey. Silence and respect protect Against the everyday.  
"REBMEMER." Those are the 8 black letters tatooed on his chest. The eight letters that are actually "REMEMBER" backwards, So that every morning, when he wakes up on base,
I was nine When I found out my father  Was deploying to Iraq Anger Confusion Fear  Clouded my mind
His driveway sloped into the ground, deep enough for two third graders to just barely on tippi toes and noses pointed high to peek over the edge Like spies Like hunters Like prey
My brothers marched as one today They never saw it coming And I have never seen such pain Or so many people running   With dead set eyes and shaking hands, 
Stamped Denied.By: Fabiola Rios 
This is a special day because it's Veterans Day.We celebrate because certain people fought for the USA.Veterans put their lives on the line so that we can be free.Veterans are important to you and they're important to me.
The world is a wolf, snatching innocence and feeding on the shortcomings of others. A child with mindless ignorance enters the woods; a blank slate. They look upon the faces of those around them, observing and repeating.
Today is the worst day. I knew it would be. My last goodbye to you Was yesterday And I look back To see what I missed A call, a text, a post Should I have Called you, texted, replied?
A grandfather you have beenStony character but with a heart of loveHonesty principle you portrayedNever halting to all the challengesThe commanding responsibility you gave
keep your head up, soldier. you are here because you chose to be. keep your head up, soldier. men like you don’t cry. and never in front of anyone else.
It was just the fall of October when the skies were still sleepy The sun had pulled its blankets, yet the naked trees looked creepy Amongst the golden rays lies a mysterious yet recognizable shadow
The heavy metal became the pedal for the pedestal at the federal level. The ones who control take the toll of soul, painting black. The ones who've yelled pull to the man in black,
    Dear Sgt. Tadeo, You were so real... you were everything I wasn't. I keep so much pain inside, guarding the one thing that was in my chest.
Dear Military Man, Handsome and strong. Your life is an adventure, on which I get to tag along, No it isn't easy and yes it hurts, Giving you up for the good of the county's worth.
they say we don't write letters but I wrote 'em just last year christmas alone the only thing I wanted was to speak but he was    cities   towns   states  
A New Year, Yet there’s no new me Sunshine shines through As bright as can be Noting I’m halfway there
Dear Daddy,When will you be home?These walls, they feel so emptyIn my house, I feel so alone.Here, my sadness drenches me;It’s been a year of intense growthWhile I learn to live without you.But this numbness is in my toes-This emptiness, I wish yo
Dear Daddy,When will you be home?These walls, they feel so emptyIn my house, I feel so alone.Here, my sadness drenches me;It’s been a year of intense growthWhile I learn to live without you.But this numbness is in my toes-This emptiness, I wish yo
He can only see what he remembersHe can only rememberThat which he wishes to forget
"Father" I went to the hospital For singing today   "Father" You broke me in today YOU DOG   "Farther" Asking mother if i was dead was a mistake. father oh lord
I serve for love I'm happy to serve While the world is a curve. I stay loyal waiting for my call to fight I impatiently tap my foot Waiting for my time to hit CNN NBC vibrating off my hip
My heart doth beat faster, when I view o'er the world The Star-Spangled Banner in glory unfurled. 'Tis fitting and proper that it should so be Since our land was the progenitor of the free.
My America is red; Cherry lemonade by the side of a pool In the summer of my childhood Lips stained with sugary popsicles and fresh watermelon.   It is red like Coca Cola; The kind from glass bottles
It started in football, the first time you were noticed. “Number 64 is pretty good!” people said in the sidelines. I would smile because I knew that.
The man next to me. Usually in a camo uniform. Or a blue jacket. He has tags around his neck. A shaven clean face. And the American flag painted on his shoulder. I look at him.
cigarettes hanging from empty hands are shaking and my corpse is God. the raindrops sound like the bombsthat ring in our ears and tear us apart.  those ruins and picture framescoated with ash 
I live in fear That one day One day We will die No, not just one All of us. I Live in fear Knowing that
In light of events, I'd just like to say how lucky we are to be here today.   
The greatest look i ever received was the fire in my father’s eyes the accepting ocean in my mother’s and the entire universe embedded in my sister’s my sister
I used to think I knew what love was, and then a boy with honey brown eyes, and no tattoos walked into my life, Halfway across the world he stay, 6,966 miles away,  
Gentlemen, comrades, Brothers in Arms, I feel we need a song to sing, whilst fighting. Now, sound off, so that we may do harm! Most from the desert! Let them feel our sting!  
You've been here a while, yet you do not recall, the wind being always there.   Today you now truly see what you've been missing, while you were regressing.   You wonder why and think.
It didn't matter what I thought to regret my decision to change my choice I chose my country I chose my God over you I hurt you I angered you I considered you trying to change me
My generation has been bred into stupidity A government issue codependency   High on freedom then drowning in debt I still can’t balance a checkbook yet  
A Strangers Bravery   There is so much pain and suffering, For a land that should be free, So much death and anguish,
My brother, my partner in crime, My savior when frightened at night. My playmate, my hero, My rescuer, my knight.   You never saw me as a burden, Always there in times of need.
Oh say can you see  The graves lining up day by day, Of thousands of men and women who decided to lay Their lives down together for the ultimate sacrifice?
At the crack of dawn PT is on Then some breakfast It isn't the best Video games on my futon Until the armory calls upon Cleaning my gat I wish we could have a cat Waiting on formation
He stole my heart But they stole him Off to war, he fought And our future looked dim Before he left he pulled me in He whispered “I love you” And my pain begin I could barely mumble, “I love you too”
– Where is the Justice? My feet matches on oil, But lives in a world full of self-doubts and loss, Yet in the faces of challenges, I strive to live on, because in victory tells the story.
Training day and night Brave soul signed to his country Blood, Sweat, and Tears Behind loved ones are kept waiting   Brave soul signed to his country Trained to fight Fears faced
I live in fear but not for me...for someone who has PTSD. He doesn't worry as much as I do but to me, he's braver than us two. He controls his anger and his hurt He is someone that I will never desert. His laugh, his smile and the light in his eye
You know what's awesome? Going out to eat tacos with your best friend in the middle of the night. Or just lying in an empty field on your backs looking at the stars and talking about life.
She was luckier than most. Most kids whose dads were like hers Lost track of them for months, Maybe years, Maybe forever. But to a girl Whose life Always included
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Hah. 
Blown away by the sails, Navy sent my man to other lands with his brothers in arms.
Somewhere the old songbird still sings She preens while he avoids mirrors dry bed, once a creek 
I am from sweat and hard work,   from the searing heat of summer and the freezing chill of winter. I am from the horse kicked dirt, and the cattle-branded smoke blowing in the wind.  
Originated from a great state That of longhorns and very proud But stil not sure where she comes from   A military brat has been over oceans Carrier of much luggage
Put down the gun take off the helmet, unstrap the boots wipe off the blood.   Halt the tanks, discard the missiles, write me back come home soon.   Just end the war
We are leaders We are controlled We are worshiped We are beggers We protect all We are dangerous We kill for you We serve for you We are slaves  We are gods We live for you
He held her hand, He held it tight; Something about leaving Didn't feeel right.   He kissed her lips And then her cheek. He wished he was there longer; He'd been home about a week.
A new life Potential with no seeming end A new beginning, no sign of strife But to begin, however, is also to end   A military child Moving from state to state
My happiness is the way the sunlight glinted off his skin that morning The green flecks in his deep blue eyes. The way he timidly brushes his fingers against my hand while were in public.
Summer ends my time at Parris Island. Marines marching and DI's scream. To welcome home our new Marines. June 13 the few, the proud, the graduation of my marine.
Survivors who have stood so strong And who fought for our freedoms Lose sight of how much they're loved And how much they have done.   Brothers, sisters, family, friends,
Could I really be heard? I am seventeen year old young lady, Sierra I’ve been to ten different schools, Nisqually to Ridge, on to college and back here.
War on Women  
Your eyes now so rough that were once so soft, Your hair cut so perfectly short. In the past we’d see each other often, But now we see nothing of the sort. The clothes you wear are different than most,
It is okay for people to stand up for those who do not stand up for themselves
I hear the music No one else hears And I wander through the streets. I sing along but They can't see me. What I have is such a treat!   I'm the invisible man. Super Special.
Got a baby on the way 20 years ago Almost to the day So excited at that moment There's nothing I would trade
Here we are, wounded and scared. With fear in our hearts and confidence in our eyes we run for cover as the bullets fly by. Flash back to a young lad on the living room floor, as his eyes lit up at the commercial he adored.
I had always wondered about the family across the street
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A haze of smoke hung thick through all the air; The cries of dying men echoed 'round.  The light from booming cannons showed an eerie glare, Twisted figures lay strewn upon the ground.   
Every morning You ask me how I’ve slept
You never know what’s up ahead.
Breaking down the sullen streets the things at night that no one sees the bravely fought, the coward won the poor old man who gave his son this nation's heart, its duty calls
Im gonna smile and Im not gonna cry
Freedom, it’s something that we all seem to take for granted but for some folk it’s something they have only ever wanted.
The Few. This way of life is not for everyone; Most think we're crazy, which might be true. There's no black, white, or brown, just green. Serving my Country  with pride, Along side my Corps family.
"Daddy are you on land? Daddy are you at sea? Daddy why arent you here with me?" Although we don't know where you are, one thing is for sure, your heart isn't to far. Our duaghter is saddened, and I frightened.
not allowed to join. Dismissed.Into the fray, not todayAnd maybe somedaythey will see.But not today. questions  unanswered, days go by
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
My life would be amazing If only I could serve, I'm so scared to fail, but I would have to be reserve.
You will never see How much you mean to mommy Killing to save lives
If I had the power, I would help a baby bird to fly. I would teach it how to use its wings. I would catch it if it fell. I would make it believe in itself. If I had the power, I would help the mother on minimum wage.
I stood there, frozen. Time seem to stand still, As I stood there, looking down at you. Nothing in my life ever prepared me for this. I distinctly remember the sound, The sound of the body bag being unzipped.
Life; Like the swift hand of an angry mother Struck me in the face Sending me to my knees begging for a change Time; They say will heal the wounds of the past But with each passing day
One decision, one dream, one job The one job that will change my life forever For the better, I believe
My dream job is serving in the U.S Military to preserve the freedoms that we so easily take for granted in this great country.
Do you remember The first day we met? Complete strangers, but you always smiled at me. Do you remember How close we became on the first week? You always told me jokes and made me laugh.  
A span of eighteen minutes. An American Airlines Boeing 767, Very low. A span of eighteen minutes. Heavy black smoke billowed into The sky. A span of eighteen minutes.
When you realize what you've done, will any of it matter?
Have you ever stopped to see How all of our lives might be Without those who died for the red, white, and blue Sacrificing their lives for me and you Do you even give one thought
Outside the tables were set Closely together, everyone crammed into the small porch, screaming stories at each other over the roast pork and traditional dishes.
Through distant hills that call to me, Along the forests filled with trees. Over roaring rivers and crystal seas, Your voice of laughter floats in the air.
Ooh farewell Ooh farewell Sorry to see you go My hopes where For you to come home again Praying for the sun to shine on you Never to be rained on by falling bullets or falling bombs
They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, But all it really does is make minds wander So that I can hardly remember the color of your irises, or the way your voice sounds when you whisper your name into my skin.
  Left Right, Left Right That's all I hear  The constant drone Of boots marching Endlessly in the Cold dark night My minds starts to slip I try to think of family, friends
He wanted to serve his countryProtect it by all means He would shed sweat, blood and tears.That was his American dream
In a crowd you are bound to spot him He is standing so very tall Not too much impresses him He has seen and done it all. His hair is short, eyes are sharp, and not a smile is seen
He's on every wall of every room,  Around our necks and in our heads,  In our hearts, in what we said.  He hangs on the cross,  Head bowed in shame 'Cause you can't do one thing. 
Hero Wearing dog tags Bravely fighting Protecting the red white and blue Soldier
'I love you...' I whisper,across the expansethe gaping darkness,the thrilling chance? My heart it slows,as you turn and leave me,I stand in the snow,alone, wondering bleakly.
Do not worry now my dear soldier,        my hand shall always rest upon        your broad wide shoulder. If fear courses through your brave viens        know that you will be safe.
Even if only until tomorrow or even until next weekend it never gets easier.   You learn to cherish moments, memories, time. In the blink of an eye they leave.  
Yes Sergeant, yes.  I’ll do your bidding. Take your orders and dress to your fitting. Wield my weapon to protect my nation. Yet, know in my heart there’s no relation.  
They've shined our fancy shoes, and sewn patches on our blues. They've cleaned our combat boots, and ironed some brand new suits. They've shaved hair off our head and taught us to sleep with no bed.  
He's one more night without his mom He wishes she could see how much he's grown The mom suffers the effects of a bomb Desperate to survive and come back home   He hasn't written to her in a while
Its so hard because you're over there and I'm over here and when we're apart days feel like years and when we're together hours feel like seconds
Miles away from home a soldier lies,He cherishes many hello's, and despites goodbye's.He risks his life, he is willing to die,He does all of this to see that American Flag fly high.What most people do not understand,
You are my best friend, a great brother, a great person. I look up to you, my hero. What happens if you come back and you don't care about me the same?
" Left, right, left, right." I feel thats all I know, "Left, right, left, right." Can you feel that under your boot? Its the snow. "Left, right, left, right." All geared up ready to enter the battle zone.
It is day and it is night, somewhere. It does not matter where I am, it only matters where you are. It is cold and it is hot, somewhere. It doesn't matter what the weather is like, I just wonder how you are.
Another day had gone past with you away It seems like there too many months in a day, Valentine's Day passes with you sending petunias to Momma I only wish you could be back home so I wouldn't have to deal with the drama!
  I don’t call myself a man. I don’t claim to know of war, But I have seen the haunted looks which make the strongest hearts sore.
It's been almost a year, Lying alone in bed, Yearning for him to be by my side again. Last summer we spent sleepless nights, Caring for each other each and every night. When he was sick I sang him to sleep,
Will I swell, like the carnivorous actions of a tick?Does that make me the enemy of man?Do I hunt man?Hurt him, beat him, leave him in the destruction that is my wake?“Man”, that word it resonates with fear
This was written while I was at basic training for the United States Army.........  It's amazing how the essence of somebodys presence can change you. And then when your gone without it its amazing how it could offend you. 
You pull on your boots and look into the mirror, As you put your hat on You walk out the bedroom door and kissed your parents good-bye You bend to look into your sons eyes You give him a hug and tell him you love him
There is something about superheroes,Of which I am very keen.They wear silly outfitsAnd there faces are never seen. But not even Superman Can compare to my marine.A true hero,A fighting machine. The villain on love Came to steel me away,But there
Steel hearts, locked eyes, Tears form, deep sighs, Tears fall, eyes close, No more words, he already knows, Sergeant calls out commands, He backs away, we drop hands, Plane flies, let it go,
These nights i sit here This spot of mine so humble and full of nature I can see life go by wondering why I made this mistake to go and leave you both behind I sit here with tears running down my face
She stared out in the morning Thinking about her love: On the other side of the world Knowing it was night there She wonders what he's doing; How he can stand the sound, The sound of bombs and the
  There are people walking in the street A checkered pattern of black and white Trying carefully to be discrete In watching the happy victory sight   A man of honor and happiness too
I’ve never been more scared in my life, Days past and time just dwells on. My dreams do not wait for me, But seem to leave me behind. I am lost in a standstill, forever wondering. I’m scared.  
That Life we Live We don't live the life of boredom We are free, we are birds We are always on the move seeing new things, & new things seeing us..
Every day I wake up and go through my normal routine Brush my teeth, get dressed, take the puppy out to play. I go through it alone, a smile on my face, nobody knows what I am hiding.
At ev’ry distance across the globe Tis only as big as thy thumb Deep in my memory my thoughts do probe As a chill begs my fingers go numb
He says he’s broken all the time, there’s something wrong with his head: There are monsters in there that push to get out. It’s almost funny because he’s the most whole person I’ve known.
Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?
Regret is something you feel from experience It burns through my core from thoughts of the war I cant take the memories that shatter my dreams anymore It grips my mind till my body falls to the floor
As a military child, I get to see the world. But when it's moving time again, I feel like I could hurl. I've been to England, France, Japan - I love to travel around.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but forward the light brigade? Seems odd for soldiers to fight in war When generals see their choices made.
He Joined what he believed Would help Not hurt. But by being one He mistakenly caused pain to many.
I am the one who stands behind him, Through everything; Time change, Distance, Communication. None of it matters, None of it can measure up To my love for him.
Dear Mr. Marine, I'm praying for your safety, Don't fill my worst of fears. Even though I am strong, there's a river-perpetual tears. Love, Your daughter
I'm shutting down What else am I to do? Till you come around Till then I'll wait for you So broken How I feel inside words unspoken All these feelings denied
Wounded, bloody and maimed citizens- adults and children. Crammed together- side-by-side in tents. White bandages, turned red- Open human flesh. Wide-eyed innocence- Blank stares.
Every soldier knows his name, Every soldier plays his game. He walks with them every day, But he's been know to wink they say. He is the soldiers constant friend, Who stands with them until the end.
My mother is a soldier
When you became a man you knew what you had to do. However it was a choice, I had no say. The day you left sure was a hard one. I remember waking up before the sun
He came to the door, said “you ready to leave?” A tear fell from my eye, as it was hard believe. How could those few weeks go by so fast? I wish somehow we could just go back into the past.
bang bang bang bang bang the platoon caught under fire a day for heroes
He held the ink stained letter It came to him from miles away Hung on to every word written From the girl that begged him to stay
He goes, Perhaps never To be seen again, yet Hope lies with those who are brave, he Is gone
I can’t believe the time has come You’re gone away, so far from home But I don’t blame you It’s your dream To become one of The Few, The Proud, The Marines.
They earn their title from sweat blood and silent tears. They well never regret being called a United States Marine. That’s right there marines they are known for their intelligence and survival rates.
He stuck his head out And like a chain reaction the trigger was pulled by a very weak limb. The face that slaughtered the innocent shall not live, there was no doubt. We knew the rugged appearance belonged to Him.
You were a soft as Angels' wings And lasted only a second or two Why, butterfly, did you only bring Your sweetness when Daddy came too? Daddy tucked me in at night And you would brush my face.
You have the strength of a soldier and the willingness to fight. You have the strength that will carry you far through foreign lands. A gun strapped to your back that wears you down, yet you still have the strength to keep going.
I am from the infantry. From soldiers who have fought to their death. Through deployments and basic training, they triumph over all. I am from a war that gave us freedom.
Stand straight, stand tall, stand proud don't you dare give up. your strength, my strength... it is all we have back straight, feet together, now they are apart must be perfect
They walk among us unknown, Despite the courage they have shown, And we let this pass. They fought tooth and nail, To protect the flag we hail And we let this pass.
As we walk into the line of fire Memories start running through our heads Some of us remember playing with our kids Others seem to recall when they themselves were kids
As just a boy you made your decision to become a man, you thought long and hard and didn't take a thing for granted it was in your final year of childhood that you chose to take a stand
Walking off the airplane he stands proudly in his camis. I waited to see this day ever since he last boarded the plane.
He might be just a photograph, but I know he's more than that despite what people say. His love and words are stronger than steel, the distance won't make me stop loving him.
The gentle rocking of a heavy metal coffin rocks her to sleep Instead of the pleasant beat of her child’s heart.
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