From Loadup to StandDown

 

Lock and load came the cry

and into the night we did fly

 

The tracers lit up the night

as we approached the firefight

 

The bodies were scattered all around

as the morning light touched the ground

 

The screams of pain still fill my ears

even tho its been twenty years

 

The tents they stood just as before

but this time there was no war

 

All the people that were there

opened their hearts and show they cared

 

They all vowed to help

without a gun or ammo belt

 

Instead of weapons made for war

they gave us tools to open doors

 

The tools they gave could save our lives

should we choose to use them wise

 

They called it a StandDown the

likes of which I never knew

 

May god bless each and everyone of you

 

Signed: Tom Pratt Octí 93

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