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Contributor: Lou J. Klaiber || Poem Categories

Keeping A Promise

country as flag
Oh! Brothers in arms

Oh! Silent soldiers... gone!

The road is still traveled
... and not alone.

Many have loved you as I do,
... men and women
who shall not
forget you!

If I stumble,
they hold me

They are Americans
who shall keep your sacrifice
within their hearts
... forever!

Many years have passed,
and I know that all of you
heard me,
... when I placed my hand,
and heart,
upon that Granite Wall.

... said, "Thank you, my Brothers!
We are still free!"

We go the distance
honoring your lives
... your memory.
By Lou J. Klaiber
Copyright 2002
Listed September 17, 2009
Lou served in Vietnam in 3 Corps Vietnam during 1965 - 1966 as a Sergeant E-5.

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