I Wonder If They Knew

April 7, 2010
By laurenangela SILVER, Newton, Illinois
laurenangela SILVER, Newton, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I am too weird to live, but much too rare to die," -Synyster Gates, guitarist for Avenged Sevenfold


I wonder if they knew
If they knew they’d be on a bronze plaque
On the wall of an American Legion

If they’d see the horrors
Or land six feet under

If we’d cry for them
Or if when they answered the call
That the
Nazis
Japs
Charley
Or the kamikazes made

Or when they were placed in a box
And a flag was placed above

I wonder if they knew
That we were going to lose
The ones that let us
Live here
And live free


The author's comments:
I wrote this when my dad cleaned the local American Legion, and I saw the plaque with the names on it. It's for all veterans-especially the ones who didn't come home.

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