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The Walk

October 30, 2014
By Maddiecakes BRONZE, Chapman, Kansas
Maddiecakes BRONZE, Chapman, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” -Virginia Woolf

Across the willowing field they move,

their feet marching to the same beat;

heads held high and hearts beating fast,

courage coming from their seams.

They walk on.


Portraits hanging on the desk

of fathers and grandfathers dressed.

They continue to march onward,

missing home and their families, but still,

they walk on.


An eagle's cry echoes through the mountains,

a flag billows in the tall grass,

people watch afar from cities,

from the country they protect, and yet,

they walk on.


They are marching for us, for the people.

For not just the people, but what they represent:

it's freedom and it can be heard from

the darkest depths and the highest mountains and

it walks on.


The people cry and the eagle may die,

but the flag will fly in the wind.

And freedom will not abandon us;

and the soldiers who protected us and this freedom:

they walk on.

The author's comments:

The military and their courage to continue fighting for our country and our freedom inspired me to write this piece in their honor. I hope people will realize the difficulties that it takes to be in the military and the courage that they use everyday in their lives. Thank you to all the military that fight and have fought for our country. God bless America.

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