This poem was in a letter from a Marine in Kuwait dated 9 March 2003. The Marines had been hearing about the anti war protests and the were upset. that's all the letter talked about. This Marine enclosed a poem he and his buddies wrote.
" Wish you were here"
For all the free people that still protest.
You're welcome. We protect you and you are protected by the best. Your voice is strong and loud.
But who will fight for you? No one standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers ,brothers,and sons.
Wearing the boots and carrying the guns.
We are the ones that leave all we own,
to make sure your future is carved in stone.
We are the ones who fight and die
We may not be able to save the world, well, at least we try.
We we walked to the paths to where we are at,
and we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain,
take a look at the back of your brain.
In order for that flag you love to fly,
wars must be fought and youn men must die.
We came here to fight for the ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling, put down your signs,
and pray for those behind enemy lines.
when the conflict is over and all is well,
be thankful that we chose to go through hell.
Coporal Joshua Miles and all the boys from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Kuwait
Apr 12, '03
Wow, what talented Marines ! Great poem Nursenoelle.