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MIA's Who Sings Their Song

The terrible battles of World War One raged
Fought in places like Flanders field and Somme
The muddy trenches of the country side
54986 fallen never to be identified
Who sings their song?

 North Africa, Italy and Europe exploded
The South Pacific was ablaze in World War Two
None knew what the cost would be
78750 fallen never to be identified
Who sings their song?

North and South Korea split in two
Fighting from border to border
Almost another World War
8177 fallen never to be identified
Who sings their song?

Vietnam took its toll on young men
Lost in unnamed valleys and villages
Shot from the sky and on the ground
2255 fallen never to be identified
Who sings their song?

Desert Storm, the Gulf War and Afghanistan
There is no way of knowing how many
When the final count is finished
The totals counted
Who will sing their song?

                                             Edwin J. Smith
                                       The Old Cowboy Poet
                                             Aug 13th 2010


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