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Ghosts of Normandy-Poem

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posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 09:56 PM
Some came for honor
Others came for glory
Some came for country
Others came kicking and screaming

They bombed our port
Women and babies went flying
Children lost their limbs
Men sank inside their ships

So I came for the cause
I came for my father
I came for my mother
I came for my honor

We stifled our fear
Took a tour of Europe
My brothers and I
My soul mates and I

Dixie took a mortar
Paris fell to friendly fire
Flint nearly burned alive
But still we trekked on

Passed low buildings and wire
Banshees screaming and wailing
An army of skeletons
But still we trekked on

Til the day of reckoning
That was like Armageddon
Shots ricocheting off helmets
And making the sea explode

Medics treating two at a time
Kneeling behind forts of bodies
Wire and sand snagging our limbs
Machine guns snagging our lives

And still I stay
The battle still raging
The war still lives
And so I trek on

I trek on for my father
I trek on for the cause
I trek on for my honor
I trek on for eternity

posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 07:33 PM
My grandfather was in the Europe theater during the war, and from the stories he's told me, your poem sure embodies the spirit of the war. Great poem

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