FOR THE WARRIORS



          I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU WARRIORS------ JUST THE OTHER NIGHT.
         WE ALL SIT BACK IN SAFETY NOW ------- GIVE OPINIONS ON YOUR FIGHT.
         POLITICIANS PERFUMED AND POWDERED ------ TELL US WHAT MUST BE DONE.
         SOME WANT TO STAND AND FIGHT -------- OTHERS TO CUT AND RUN.
         BUT IT'S REALLY UP TO YOU NOW ----------------- IF YOU WIN OR LOSE.
         SHAME OR HONOR OF A NATION -------------- ONLY YOU CAN CHOOSE.
         TWO THOUSAND WARRIORS DEAD ----------SMIRKING LEFTISTS KEEPING SCORE.
         THEY WILL HAVE DIED FOR NOTHING ----- IF YOU DECLARE "NO MORE."
         SOME OF MY MILITARY BRETHREN ------ BETRAYED US IN THE CLUTCH.
         THEN THEY RAN FOR OFFICE HIGH ------ THEIR SERVICE AS A CRUTCH.
         I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS --------------- TO WATCH GOOD SOLDIERS DIE.
         BUT TO LOSE AND CLAIM HONOR ------------------- IS BUT TO LIVE A LIE.
         SO STAND UP STRAIGHT WITH PRIDE -------- NEVER EVER BOW A HEAD.
         SMIRK DOWN YOUR RIFLE SIGHT ------------ MAKE THE GONER DEAD.
         WAR IS NO SUNDAY PICNIC ------------- IT IS MUD, SAND, BLOOD AND FEAR.
         DO NOT RETURN IN SHAME ------------------ THEN CRY IN YOUR BEER.
         FOR THAT WAS MY GENERATION ----------- OUR WORST TOOK THE FLOOR.
         WE GAVE OUR BEST TO ARLINGTON --------- THEN THEY CRIED " NO MORE!"
         THE DISCUSSION MUST BE OVER ---------- THE CRASH OF COMBAT HAS BEGUN.
         SHUT THE QUITTERS MOUTH ----------------- IT IS TOO LATE TO RUN.
         DO NOT LIVE IN SHAME ------------------- COME HOME, HEADS HELD HIGH.
         FINISH THE TASK GIVEN ------------ NEVER HAVE TO LIVE A LIE.
         THE PRIDE OF A NATION ----------- YOU CARRY IN YOUR PROUD BREAST.
         NOT LIKE MY GENERATION ------- TOO WEAK TO PASS THE TEST.


Copyright 2005 by
Mark A. Smith - DSC, Major, USA, Retired

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