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The Cost Of Freedom(Repost)


A Memorial Day Tribute
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The steep cost of freedom
Must always be paid.
Young lives on the payroll
Such a sacrifice made.
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Some gone in a moment-
A mask hides each face.
But fear's always conquered
When brave acts take place.
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With a prayer in each heart
And a gun in each hand.
It's off to the war zone
In some foreign land.
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Many coffins returned
Draped in red, white, and blue.
Many hearts break in pain-
God's heart breaking, too
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It has happened before.
It will happen again.
In the place of transition
Where boys become men.
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I'm not saying it's wrong.
I'm not saying it's right.
It's a personal choice
If one chooses to fight.
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Some protest...it's their right
In the land of the free.
But without freedom fighters
Where would our freedom be?
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Yes, many are killed
Many innocents lost.
I salute their last payment
For freedom's great cost.

(c) Doris Jacobs-Covington
 May 23, 2008
 
*Dedicated to the memory of all
who lost their lives in every war
fought and to the ones who have
lost someone dear to their hearts
in these wars.
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"And you will hear of wars and
rumors of wars. See that you are
not troubled; for all these things
must come to pass, but the end is
not yet..." Matthew 24:6
 
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