Iwo Jima

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  1. Deacon

    Deacon New Member

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    Poem by my daughter for her class:

    Victoria Vigilante
    WWII Memoir

    The Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima

    We fought those bloody days with honor and fear
    I killed many men, without one tear
    The amount of death, I could not measure
    Not able to panic when under pressure
    Without one thought I fired my gun
    Target was hit, now I’m up one
    I moved to the next, waiting to kill
    I shot again, now I feel ill
    The days grew long with treacherous weather
    I think about home, and that is my treasure
    Maggots filled my muddy boots, eating away
    I fear to move on, but cannot stay
    For if I stay I will be slaughtered
    Not now, not today,
    I must stay strong for my baby daughter
    Blown to smithereens were my brethren beside me
    Those gory days, a sight unseen
    I carried myself barbaric and combative
    One look at me and I ain’t no innocent
    My soul now drenched in poor men’s blood
    Just another thought lost in that mud
    I see my buddy lying dead,
    Unwanted emotions flood my head
    Feelings now dulled, and blood pressure high,
    No not now, it’s not my time to die
    Called across that Jap land, the news had hit
    We secured this land, them Jap’s had quit
    My four brother’s and I grasped that proud flag
    Oh how proud it was
    But those Jap’s were not through
    Oh my lord it became a zoo
    America fought with every ounce of strength
    I crossed that field, what great length
    My job is done I’ve been called back
    I am not done I promise that
    I am a Marine, and damn proud of that
     
  2. RabidAlien

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    :salute: Tell your daughter that was a very awesome tribute!
     
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    :salute: Wow, your daughter's pretty good. Give her my thanks for this.
     
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    Pretty cool Deacon
     
  5. Deacon

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    I will tell her and Thank you for the response. I think it's pretty good for a 16 y/o.
     
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