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Thank You

May 25, 2013
By Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)


As a tear runs down my cheek,
I stifle back my cries.
I feel so feeble and weak,
Even though you're the one that dies.

In the ground you lay,
Mourners stand by your grave.
You're in a better place, they say.
Why did you have to be so brave?

You were in the military,
Fitting in the war.
It must have been very scary,
That I know for sure.

You took a bullet for your country,
Fighting in a different land.
In order for us to be free,
You made your final stand.

Now we're all gathered here,
Strangers are with us, too.
The reason we all came is clear,
We just want to say "Thank you!"


The author's comments:
I thought it was appropriate with Memorial Day right around the corner! Hope you enjoy :)

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on Jun. 13 2014 at 1:08 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

I'm glad you enjoyed it!  You can gladly print it out and have him read it.  My name is Lindsey.

on May. 20 2014 at 4:09 pm
JJ_Lone PLATINUM, Davenport, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
~Stephen Hawking

this is awesome!!! and its this weekend. i just want to print it with your name, give it to my grandpa, and have him read it to his group, the navy!!!

on Aug. 18 2013 at 10:05 am
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Thank you so much!

on Aug. 17 2013 at 6:57 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Hmm.. my commment didnt post... oh, well. If you see the same basic comment twice, its because one was delayed. I said, though, that this was good. It saddening, and very moving, i can feel myself being pulled into the speakers numbness. It has a very.... broken feel to it. Like his/her world was shattered by this particular soldiers death. I am alway grateful to see stuff like this. I always find myself forgeting our troops serving over seas, and it feels wrong that a even a day should goo by without remembering.

on Jun. 8 2013 at 10:22 am
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Thank you :)

on Jun. 8 2013 at 12:00 am
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

Love it!!! Like always. I love your work.