This poem was written by Dallas Loeffler the thirteen year old son of a soldiers wife. He wrote the poem for Remembrance Day at his school and with the news of thirteen NATO soldiers being killed today in Afghanistan I thought it would be appropriate to share with everyone.
Thank You Dallas for this amazing tribute.
The ones who fight for us.
To have this life that we have
I thank you. No, we all thank you.
For protecting and helping us
Going to school and having a family
And no having our lives be wasted.
We give you all the thanks, gratitude
And hope we can provide.
But sometimes we get a lovely body filled
With generosity lying there in Flanders Field.
We thank you in all your hard work and bravery
To go out there and protect our country as well as you can.