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We The People II

We gave until our hearts bled in a country or war torn  
The cries of our fallen heroes in the wind echoes no more
Blood drops entrenched in soil as we stand in a land not of our own  
Far away from hugs, kisses, found in a lovable home  

Flags at half mast, as the nation sighs  
A war ended as time flies  
The planes have all flown away  
Chaos still lingers, stagnant souls remain under hostage to this day  
A knock on my door, ordered to lay on the floor  
Papers checked for treason slaughter with weapons left behind  
I stood for freedom with the red, white, and blue, my presence was secured by America’s divine  
My family and I lay in pools of blood wondering is this our fate  
Our destiny decided on a deadline to evacuate  
As my eyes slowly close, breaths shallow  
No more dreams, aspirations or wishes for peace to follow  
To America the beautiful if only I had those papers before they came  
To give safe passage to my family if we had made it to that plane  
My body and family lie still all that ever was, no longer remains  
Tossed in a ditch dug by the Taliban on the side of the road  
The greatest lie we will get out you was ever told  
In dedication to the Americans left behind, the fallen heroes, and the Afghanistan citizens who assisted America for twenty years who have or will be reprimanded for such brave acts of human kindness  
Written by SweetKittyCat5
Author's Note
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

Norman Schwarzkopf
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