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Poetry For The Troops a poem

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  Posted 16 December 2003 - 10:51 PM

Jessica, I entered this poem in the International Library of Poetry and want to share it with all soldiers and veterans fighting for the right:


Ruby red
Like blood was shed.
Though ruthless the foe
We did persist
‘Til victory kissed.
And that's how peace
We sow.

Cannons to the right
Fought through the night.
And fire scorched our tears.
Fight on brave soldier
Fight yet bolder.
And thus vanquished
All our fears.

Our enemy cruel
Shall not us rule.
His murders stain the ground.
We smashed the chains of hate and greed
And rescued those in need.
And thus ‘twas love we plant instead.
This is the goodly seed.

Bruce Kjeldsen
Copyright 2003

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I wrote this poem because I was overwhelmed with the incredible amount of enduring love and self-sacrifice demonstrated by the American soldier from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terrorism. These brave and altruistic people have stepped forward to oppose anyone who sought to hurt the American people, even at the price of their precious blood. They have said by their deeds to America, “I will risk all, I will die for you, so that you will be secure, so that you will have freedom, so that you can live in peace.”
My Granddad served in the Minnesota National Guard. My Dad served in the Army for 29 years, during World War II in the Aleutians with the coastal artillery, as an artillery officer in the Korean War, and as an intelligence officer delivering supplies for Indian troops up to the mountainous passes on the Indian-Chinese border. My older brother was in the Naval Reserve and we both did a tour of duty in Korea. My oldest brother served in the Air Force in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and later in northeast Africa. We did all this because we love freedom, we love America, and we love the American people.


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