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Old 11-10-2002, 11:49 AM
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To all my brother and sister vets...I can only say "Thank You."

The Poems and Writings of James A. Kisner


"In World War II," he whispered, "I was wounded by a blast,"
As he began his story, reminiscing of his past.
"I was just a boy back then, I lied about my age,
To get into the army and fight for the USA"

"I love this country very much, it's still the very best,
And I would fight to keep it free and safe from foreign pest."
"We won that war and I came home, my wounds had healed enough,
To reenlist with other men, the army made us tough."

"Then a major flare up in Korea called us out,
A threat against our freedom, spreading fear without a doubt."
"There I caught a bullet when I tried to save a friend,
Another wound for Uncle Sam, they sent me home to mend."

"Soldier have you had enough?" My sergeant said to me,
"Or do you want another tour if ever there's to be?"
"We would train and fight again if ever it need be,
Because we love America, we'll fight to keep it free."

"It didn't take too long before my boys were off again,
We were shipped off to a war we thought would never end."
"I didn't understand it much, if it was wrong or right,
But I was a US soldier and my country said "go fight."

"I never questioned orders that were sent from up above,
I did it for America, the country that I love."
"I fought to keep my country safe again in Viet Nam,
Then wounded, I came home again a victim of napalm."

"My fighting days were over now and I had given all,
But some had given more than me; their names are on a wall."
"I am now well up in years, a soldier old and worn,
I could only sit and pray as I watched Desert Storm."

"So proud of our boys over there, who stand for what is right,
Freedom is the battle cry, the reason why they fight."
"Young soldiers fight for liberty protecting freedoms bliss,
Old soldiers dream of by gone days while fighting loneliness."

"We were heroes in our day," he said and then he sighed,
"Forgotten in some V.A. home and all my friends have died."
"I never ask for anything just wanted to live free,
But if you write this story there are many just like me."

"Who fought to keep our country safe and free from every foe,
Only to come home again and have no place to go."
"Sadly when the limelight fails, heroes fade away,
Some men fight the silent battles till their dying day."

So on this Veterans Day this year please stop and celebrate,
Those who went to fight for us because it was their fate.
"Remember all those valiant men and women who fought for,
The lifestyle that you now enjoy, because they went to war."


SSgt. Roger A.
One Proud Marine
Once A Marine............Always A Marine.............
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