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A Marine Corps Poem

By: Sergeant Aaron M. Gilbert

This is a poem being sent from a Marine. For those who read it, his letter is at the bottom of this page to his dad. It makes you truly thankful for all of our troops.

We all came together,
Both young and old.
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I’ll give my life,
So you can live the American way

I give you the right,
To talk of your peace,
To stand in your groups,
And protest in our streets.

But still I fight on.
I don’t bitch I don’t whine.
I’m just one of the men,
Who is doing your time.

I’m harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine,
I’m the immortal soldier,
I’m a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for people who hate you,
With the protests they’ve shown.

Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young,
So they all may have,
The great freedom you’ve won.

Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor.
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives just next door.

But when your time comes,
Do what I’ve done.
For if you stand up for freedom
You’ll stand when the fights done.

March 23, 2003
Sergeant Aaron M. Gilbert
United States Marine Corps
USS Saipan, Persian Gulf
©2003 Aaron M. Gilbert

HEY DAD, DOWN HERE. Do me a favor and label this “THE MARINE” and send it to everybody on your distribution list. Even leave this paragraph in it. I want this rolling all over the U.S. I want every home reading it. Every eye to see it. And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this out for me? I would but I am sorta on the USS SAIPAN and my e-mail time isn’t that long.

I, Aaron M. Gilbert, authorize others to make copies and distribute these works freely, and that no money can be made from the sale or distribution of these works without the Author’s expressed written consent.

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