Memorial Day Poem: Silent Soldier

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Memorial Day Poem: Silent Soldier



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Read by: Rebecca Balko
Length: 2:34



In honor of Jason D. Johns  PFC, Army 82nd Airborne and all of our fallen men and women in uniform.

 

No one could know, In the silence of your heart and mind

The moment when such a selfless decision was first born            

A decision to commit…A decision to train… A decision to serve

…the many millions who would never know your name

 

No one could know, In the silence of your heart and mind

The feelings that flooded you, as you said goodbye to those you loved   

 A decision to commitA decision to train…A decision to serve   

…the many millions who would never know your name          

 

No one could know, In the silence of your heart and mind

What you must have felt, as you first landed and stepped upon that foreign soil             

A decision to commit…A decision to train…A decision to serve

…the many millions who would never know your name

 

No one could know, In the silence of your heart and mind

What you went through on the battlefield, as you watched a brother fall

A decision to commit…A decision to train…A decision to serve

…the many millions who would never know your name

 

No one could know, In the silence of your heart and mind

When a fatal shot you received, and tender private thoughts flowed through you

A decision to commit…A decision to train…A decision to serve

…the many millions who would never know your name

 

Because of you…

Young dreamers continue to have their dreams

            Lovers plan their futures and embrace new lives together

                        The laughter of our children fills the air on this Memorial Day

 

Silent Soldier….   

                 …We remember you                        

                                      …We honor you                                    

                                                         …We Thank You
©2014-2015 Rebecca Balko