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Military Poem

Owed to the Life of the Soldier

You saved our freedom by going to war.
I worked and partied and stayed on our shore.
I have what you've earned, I've hardly a care.
You fought in the war. Life's not at all fair.

You were killed one day, by a road side bomb.
I'm here in the states in the peace and calm.
I have the freedom that you've earned for me.
Your life has ended. I'm happy and free.
I have what you've earned, I've hardly a care.
Your home is a box. Death's not at all fair.

You lie there in pain, confined to your bed,
fragments of shrapnel entombed in your head.
What price did I pay for all that I got?
A pebble of sand compared to your lot.
I have what you've earned, I've hardly a care.
You lie in that bed. Life's not at all fair.

I have my freedom which I didn't earn.
You paid the price and got nil in return.

Curt Vevang

Written & © by Curt Vevang

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