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Dedication and Tradition: A Path of Honor

December 3, 2012
By LestyPatrick PLATINUM, Darlington, South Carolina
LestyPatrick PLATINUM, Darlington, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and very fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid"John Keats


Back in 1775,
My Marine Corps came alive,
Let sonorous freedom ring,
By the force of their persevering,
Though every clime,
At any time,
A Marine is ready to fight,
And prepared to do what is right.
They pass on a renowned reputation,
They stand as an inspiration,
As an armed force elite,
To jump upon your feet,
Refuse or accept,
It is a frightening concept,
To answer the bidding to come,
Pick up the mantle of freedom.
I could be a violinist,
But, I choose to enlist.
I could be a writer,
Perhaps I’ll save that for later.
Semper Fi,
Do or die,
I will sacrifice,
To save a life,
Not just one or four,
But to preserve freedom for a while more.



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