Guard of the Unknown Soldier

May 12, 2011
By Lucyf SILVER, Bedford, New York
Lucyf SILVER, Bedford, New York
6 articles 3 photos 1 comment

Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Repeat.

Clean cut navy jacket
Badges of pride
Shined shoes
Small brimmed hat

Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Repeat.

Silent focus
Whispering trees
Leaves rustling
Even footsteps

Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Twenty-one steps. Pause.
Repeat.

Respect
Concentration
Importance
Trust

Guard of the Unknown Soldier.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece after watching The Changing of the Guards in Washington D.C.

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