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Ballad of the Brave

They stood there tall.
Rifles on their shoulders.
They marched on.

They marched until they reached the spot.
They marched even though they knew their fate.
They marched for us on that day.

The shots rang out.
The sky turned black.
Men cried out.
Yet they kept fighting.
Just for us.

They could've turned back.
They could've surrendered.
They could've ran away.
Yet they kept on for us.

Now that battle is over.
Those men are all dead by now.
They died so that we could be free.

That's why we have Independance Day.



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Joelyanna B. said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm
well thats great and sounds like they died for us.keep it up its good..!
 
Inkslinger said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Too many people forget that every person in the military has a choice. They could choose to let it get invaded... But they don't. Beautiful writing and meaning.
 
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm
i love and respect our soldiers, but now americas military has come to represent ignorant massacres, capitalist guinea pigs and missunderstandings of war, we no longer have half the honor we had
 
sarahbellum87 said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
its hard when u feel like ur the only American teen who cares about our troops. It's amazing to read someone elses work that supports ppl who risk it all for us. This Memorial day marked the 5th year since my bff died in Iraq, check out some of my work about it. God bless
 
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 5:53 am
Very nice.
God bless,
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ExpressThruWriting replied...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 9:18 am
thank you it was my favorite thing ive wrote so far
 
Sherry W. said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Please comment on this I'd like to know your opinions thanks!
 
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