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 The Soldier norman        (More) 8/8/2018
 He Joined The Navy norman        (More) 7/21/2018
 She's Just A Soldier Girl norman        (More) 7/17/2018
 She Pushes Him Around norman        (More) 7/3/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/6/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties A-C KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/6/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties D-F KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/6/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties G-I KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/6/2018
 INTO THE LANDING CRAFT Biggus        (More) 6/6/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties J-L KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties M-N KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties O-Q KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties R-S KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties T-V KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties W-X KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties Y-Z KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 6/5/2018
 She Kneels At His Stone norman        (More) 5/26/2018
 CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND marvin goldfarb        (More) 4/2/2018
 Freedom jvaughan        (More) 3/30/2018
 GUN CONTROL poetalthomas        (More) 3/26/2018
 IT TAKES A HERO poetalthomas        (More) 11/3/2017
 Her Looking Glass norman        (More) 10/30/2017
 Old Glory norman        (More) 10/8/2017
 As She Dreams norman        (More) 9/17/2017
 The Fathom of A Soldier's Garden Artempathy        (More) 9/16/2017
 Hot Momma's Coming To Town norman        (More) 9/15/2017
 I'm Just A Kiss Away norman        (More) 9/10/2017
 Far Away Soldier norman        (More) 9/8/2017
 Her Silent Prayer norman        (More) 8/29/2017
 Tears Of Joy norman        (More) 8/26/2017
 


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The Soldier

The Soldier

He was there at Pearl Harbor
When planes bombed from the sky
He stood by his fallen brothers
With no time for tears in his eyes

He fought out the wars
So the rest of us could live free
Never asking for nothing in return
Though at times he relives those memories

He walked the beaches of Normandy
As bullets flew past his head
Yet he helped to win that battle
Others swore, he should have been dead

His fallen comrades lay at his feet
As he tromped on up each hill
He wasn't sent there for the joy
His Uncle Sam ordered him to kill

He was there on the banks of Korea
When Hell broke out in that place
As he lost even more brothers in arms
Not a tear would he let run down his face

He was stationed there in Saigon
When he was sent to Vietnam
Though blood poured on the ground
He always firmly made his stand

He never asked for favors
Nor, did he wine about his pain
He loved fighting for his country
No matter how many more blood stains

He always followed his orders
And prayed God to see him through
He did not fight for the money
But, for the freedom for me and you

Though he's killed so many
With both a knife and a gun
When he was returned home
Dead or alive he was someone's son

He's just an American Soldier
That has seen his better days
He never once asked for our respect
But they all have earned it in many ways

Written 8/8/2018 by Norman Hale Jr.
2018 (All rights reserved)

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