Soldier

Twenty seven years
The world had
To mold you, to know you
What you gave back
Was the definition
Of conviction and sacrifice
So unselfishly
Helping free those bound
To ensure a better future
For complete strangers
You gave us a hero
A man defined
Not by fame or wealth
But by honor and devotion
It would be a pleasure
To shake your hand
But that will have to wait
Until the hereafter
For you laid down your life
For your belief
In something that
So many have died for
And will continue to fight for
The freedom of your friends,
Family, and country