From Tribulation To Triump

October 19, 2011
By Megan Reis BRONZE, St.Peters, Missouri
Megan Reis BRONZE, St.Peters, Missouri
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Men slowly merge into a pack.
They begin to jam the pole
deep into the ground.

Evening out the weight,
the pole leans towards the floor.
Before the pole hits the ground
the troops regroup the flag pole, it lands into the troops hands.

Boys this age usually focus on
girls, cars and graduation.
But for these boys,
fighting for our country is their main focus.

Standing in the middle of nowhere,
cold as ice, they wear old worn out boots,
despite the holes in the soles
That allow water to seep through to their socks.

All they care about is the color filling the sky.
The beautiful sight of red, white, and blue instills a feeling of victory.

Taking several steps back
they observe what they have just achieved.
The flag is a symbol
of the lives that have been lost, trying to fight for our country,
as well as our freedom and our rights as Americans.

The author's comments:
I was inspired by the picture taken of the four mean putting the flag into the ground. After the battle of Iwo Jima.

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