A Better Life

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Hey um i wrote this for my uncle for memorial day. He fought in the vietnam war and i just kinda wanted to honor him. This poem is going to be put on his grave when i can. enjoy

A Better Life

 

I see you standing there

A smile on your face, yet worry in your eyes.

I can see my future in those eyes,

and you can see your past in mine.

There is a little twinkle there that says,

We're going to be free!”

I'm here writing this poem

all because of the things you did for us

Now there won't be any things to dream and wish for

We have already found it,

and we owe it all to you.

When I look in your eyes, I can see your story.

You don't have to say a word,

because you have already said it all.

Somehow I know exactly how you felt

looking into the eyes of the other men.

You saw people that would rather die

so that you could come home to your family.

They step up and risk their life, just like you did,

so everyone could have a better life.

As I look up at this flag folded up in a case,

I think of you

and how you made this world

a better place.

 

 

*In Memory of Clifford Hehl*

 

*You are always remembered, as the couragous person you are*

 

 

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nam1292 commented on A Better Life

06-13-2011

beautiful job sis this is wonderful. its a great way to honor anyone that has died in order to get the job done. great write beautiful all the way around im so proud of my lil sis!

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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