ATTENTION IPAD USERS!
Apple doesn't like listing me as "Will Shakespeare (poetry blogger)"
to differentiate me from the other guy, although everybody else does.
They took my first book but now won't take new ones. (Go figure.)
Since Smashwords distributes my books to Apple anyway,
just go to my Smashwords author page and download EPUBs from there.
Smashwords provides samples of my books also.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Full Medal Jacket

For Veterans' Day.

In our country's service, sometimes for decades,
They answer the call at a moment's notice,
Plunging headfirst into danger each time
Without a single thought for their own safety.

So many serve without our recognition,
So many fall without knowing our gratitude...

If we dedicated a dozen mines
And used all the silver we could quarry,
It wouldn't be enough for all the medals
They deserve – as if a medal (or any
Number of medals) could ever express
The love we feel for the faithful soldiers,
Both male and female, who protect our land,
Our freedoms, and our families every day.

Today we remember their sacrifice;
Today we celebrate their fighting spirit.
For they are the dream of America,
The greatness we all aspire to achieve.

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