Sunday, December 1, 2013

A shadow falls across Arlington

The dead begin to stir
False words are being spoken
Promises of long ago
Are being broken
Who steps forth to steal honor
That he did not earn
Only offers forth his soul
To the flames that eternally burn
For here lie the brave and courageous
Who answered the heralded call
Here lies those who in bloody battle
Took the final fall
They were killed on the beaches
They were torn from the air
They strove forth with their brothers
Who still deeply deeply care
The roll call comes from jungles
And comes up from the sands
It echo's off the mountains
They gave all.... all to the final man
Who is this untried arrogant child
Who steps upon hallowed ground
Who speaks these empty words
Who utters these small selfish petty sounds

4:35 pm
transcribed this time
11:34 am


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