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Bury me with Soldiers

Discussion in 'The VMBB Poets' started by Guest, Mar 1, 2003.

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    (8/17/01 11:25:42 am)
    | Del All Bury me with Soldiers
    Picked this up from the MRFA pages. Have no idea who the author is.....

    Bury Me With Soldiers

    I've played a lot of roles in life;
    I've met a lot of men,
    I've done a lot of things I'd like to think
    I wouldn't do again.
    And though I'm young, I'm old enough
    To know someday I'll die.
    And to think about what lies beyond,
    Beside whom I would lie.
    Perhaps it doesn't matter much;
    Still if I had my choice,
    I'd want a grave 'amongst Soldiers when
    At last death quells my voice.
    I'm sick of the hypocrisy
    Of lectures of the wise.
    I'll take the man, with all the flaws,
    Who goes, though scared, and dies.
    The troops I knew were commonplace
    They didn't want the war;
    They fought because their fathers and
    Their fathers had before.
    They cursed and killed and wept...
    God knows
    They're easy to deride...
    But bury me with men like these;
    They faced the guns and died.
    It's funny when you think of it,
    The way we got along.
    We'd come from different worlds
    To live in one where no one belongs,
    I didn't even like them all;
    I'm sure they'd all agree.
    Yet I would give my life for them,
    I know some did for me..
    So bury me with soldiers, please,
    Though much maligned they be.
    Yes, bury me with soldiers, for
    I miss their company.
    We'll not soon see their likes again;
    We've had our fill of war.
    But bury me with men like them
    Till someone else does more.

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    (8/17/01 12:12:57 pm)
    | Del Re: Bury me with Soldiers
    Not as good as yours, but a good one.

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    (8/17/01 12:31:55 pm)
    | Del Re: Bury me with Soldiers
    may not know his name, but no doubt a Vet!!

    Stan H ,, nighthawk

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    (8/18/01 6:32:07 pm)
    | Del buried with soldiers
    Glad ya found it Larry! It's a good poem bud...I like the last line. A good way to leave it with people.

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    (8/18/01 8:36:40 pm)
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    Re: buried with soldiers
    A great poem.......... Interesting how after spending most of my adult life with military people, the last few years have been spent with slick corporate types. Few are vets and few seem to have that bond that military folks seem to share. Interesting.

    Robert Harden
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    (8/30/01 2:07:04 am)
    | Del Re: buried with soldiers
    The Soldier. There is no greater man, then the one that fights for what we all enjoy. To me, I'd rather be in the company of fighting men, or boys in blue, than anyone else in the world. When your life is on the line, they're always the first to answer the call without fail.

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    (8/30/01 9:31:03 am)
    | Del Re: buried with soldiers
    Good one, Larry D.!

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