Thursday, July 7, 2011

Independence Day Quote

Independence Day and Memorial Day make me think of those who put it all on the line so that "the good man can live", see the bottom line of this poem.  

Very few understand it as well as our Military, freedom will not be yours unless you are willing to fight for it.    Anyhow, enjoy this poem, which was sent to us from Afghanistan on Memorial Day.  the Author died in Iraq May 22. 2005.   

All mortal beings, which God brought forth, die the same
Man is not exempt
All will inevitably end as the dust from whence we came
It matters not of age
Do not mourn me if I should fall in a foreign land
Think this of my passing
In a far-off field a finer soil mixed with the foreign sand
A dust that is American
A dust that laughed, cried, and loved as an American
On this plot there shall be
A little piece of America, a patch for the free man
Which no oppressor can take
From this soil grows grass shimmering a little greener
Brilliant emerald ramparts
A Breeze whisping White Poppies with scent a little sweeter
Flowers towards heaven
Mourn not my terrible death but celebrate my cause in life
Viewed noble or not
I would have sacrificed and gave all that I had to give
Not to make man good
But only to let the good man live.

By   1st Lt. Aaron Seesan
Killed in combat in Iraq on May 22, 2005.
(Written while he was a high-school senior, six years earlier)