A Soldier’s Poem
As I sit on my porch I watch them pass by.
So young they are with their bodies torn.
Many now confined to wheels moving to and fro.
Others walk silently,
but in their minds they are not free.
Their pride and courage have not wavered,
despite the challenges they have yet to conquer.
Families stand by their side.
They pray with gratitude that their child is alive,
while quiet tears fill their eyes.
We will not forget our soldiers then and now,
for they served our country
and we must stay proud.
Proud Mom of a U.S. Soldier
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
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