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"God Bless the Soldiers"

God bless the soldiers who fight for what they believe
Men and women who give their lives so that others may receive
Blessings that come at a high price, which may not be recognized
Not realizing for freedom and comfort, a man or women gave their life

God bless the soldiers, my brothers and sisters are they
Let your Holy Spirit give them comfort while they are away

God bless the soldiers whose family and friends wish they could be near
Lord grant them peace of mind when Satan tempts them with fear

God bless the soldiers who stand proud with honor, valor and serenity
May they perform their duty in life and death with humility and the up most dignity

God bless the soldiers when they are in far away places
Let those who they leave behind never forget their faces

God bless the soldiers who are in this thing to win
Let each of them have peace some how when the war for them never ends

God bless the soldiers who see friends die right before their eyes
Let them know if they succumb, in that great day you will cause them to rise

God bless the soldiers who are in this to give it their best
Remind them that when it is time, you will give them their rest

God bless all soldiers who fight evil that is constantly around
Keep their hearts, minds, bodies and souls at peace and heaven bound

God bless the soldiers as your will is done with each one
Keep them united to fight evil just like the Father, Holy Spirit and Son

God bless the soldiers who fight for what they believe
Men and women who give their lives so that others may receive
Blessings that come at a high price, which may not be recognized
Not realizing for freedom and comfort, a man or women gave their life


Please God, bless the soldiers

Copyright©, 2006 by Arene
The Poem "God Bless the Soldiers" is dedicated to the men and
women who have served and currently serve in the United States
Military.  Hopefully, this poem can express a portion of what I feel in
my heart for you all. My heart goes out to those family members
who miss you. May God bless you and give you peace.

Sincerely,
Arene

“American Me”

I was once blinded by those who themselves really cannot see
I am who I am- made in the USA- I am Black- American me


Many go to Africa to look for a place and people to belong
Truth is- we were made in America and this is really our home

The truth be known, our history is not just from a place far
The mixture running through our blood is part of who we are

Chickens coming home to roost is not just for the White man
My ancestor’s slavery was made possible by fellow Africans

Africans sold us and Whites bought us: today neither is claiming
Accept who we are as we are and stop with all this blaming

I was once blinded by those who themselves really cannot see
I am who I am- made in the USA- I am Black- American me

Some feel proud to say they are black- but mixed with other races
The character of man should be God like, not the beauty of faces

God sees us all as His creation as in His image were we made
Whether rich or poor, Black or White the equalizer is the grave

The time for us to be wiser in our years is here soon enough
Holding on to prejudices and fears yield roots born to be unjust

Let us unite as a nation and show all together we can stand
Whether naturalized or born of this soil, we are all Americans

I was once blinded by those who themselves really cannot see
I am who I am- made in the USA- I am Black- American me
I am an American


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