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The Art of War

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Upon the fields of foreign lands
Spread wide now bare of fallen man
Blood was shed and also damned
Remorse would spill on beach head sands

There once there a young man came
To fight for peace, leave not the same
As final breath drew to a close
As medics watched those death had chose

Mindsets of young and old became
Recruits for life some sane, insane
Became their tours of duty there
Became of them and battles fared

Blood would paint the landscape red
Wounded became pallets that shed
Colors of courage, that gave their all
Heeding commands when duty called

Young faces traced battlegrounds
Leaving their mark upon a mound
Of earth not theirs, but none the less
Left something, many lifeless

The art of war paints many things
That once was there, yet still something
Of beauty reigns, of gallantry
Of blood crimson and infantry

Of Purple Hearts and infancy
and Silver Stars that paint clearly

The Art of War

ARLINGTON CEMETERY photo: Arlington Cemetery 3 ArlingtonCemetery3.jpg
GOD bless those who served and serve our country

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