Soldier

via Daily Prompt: Underdog
Underdog

Thunder,
Thor’s Hammer,
the pounding roar
of rockets
of tanks and guns
of bombs;
the pulse of War… beating
the blood of Sacrifice… spilling
the pain of Remembrance… stilling
the price of Freedom… chilling.

And in the driving rage of battle,
the air thick with fear
and bullets,
is found the average,
the underdog
fighting beyond purpose-
beyond reason-
to become superhuman
in defense of a friend,
side by side
a life for a life
strength in unity;
Beyond country.

And should they fall
do not question motive,
do not question deed
but lay them softly in the ground
and honor them,
and remember,
Freedom has never been free.

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