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THEY SERVE TO PRESERVE

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Tom Zart
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THEY SERVE TO PRESERVE


They serve to preserve our forefathers dreams,
Prayers, visions and determination.
Risking all in pursuit of fulfillment of duty
To God, freedom, faith, honor and nation.

Despite dismemberment, death and loneliness
Patriots enlist to safeguard our flag.
With honor, faith, purpose and courage
They battle the sadistic that brag.

Throughout manís past as a creature of earth
War has always plagued his expectance.
Greed, hate, fear, envy and rage
Have overruled rapture and repentance.

David was a soldier who lived by his faith
Which gave him the will to become brave.
He stood up to terror and toppled the giant
Leaving Goliath headless and alone in his grave.

Davidís call thrives in hearts of soldiers today
Shielding liberty from the warmongers of hell.
Facing down evil refusing to summit
Ensuring freedom and justice are alive and well.

Those of us blessed by the safety of home
Must remember the sacrifice of the few.
Run up your flag and show your support
For the heroes of the red, white and blue.


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1 posted 05-25-2009 07:58 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

My flag was raised to the defenders of the red white and blue.  This is another great piece from your pen, Tom.  I feel so privilaged to read your poetry.

God bless,
Rae
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Thank you Rae for being who you are.

Tom Zart
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3 posted 06-11-2009 09:57 AM       View Profile for booky1940!   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for booky1940!

Hi Tom: "They Serve to Preserve" What a poem! It's like every line comes from the Divine. Tom, this poem gives me the urge to think more of righteousness. Continue with the good work.
Tom Zart
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Thank you for your kind reply.

[This message has been edited by Ron (06-22-2009 11:25 PM).]

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A lovely piece; all soldiers are owed the gratitude of their nation. --Joe

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably! --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

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You serve with pen and they with arms.  May they be home soon.  Love, joyce
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Thank you for your time and reply.

FREEDOM


In their new uniforms
The young march off
Not knowing who shall return.
With a proud devotion
They brandish their flag
Leaving loved ones to wonder and yearn.

May we all be buried
By all of our children
Is an ancient tribal prayer.
They're so easy to lose
But so hard to forget
Such a burden for a parent to bear.

Oh, the taste of victory
Shall soon be forgotten
But, never that which was lost.
For those rows of white headstones
In peaceful green fields
Make it easy to tally the cost.

America has survived all attempts to destroy
Knowing the cruelty of war
And, we who remain
Must help keep her free
For those who can march no more!


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