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Sharon really liked the poem detailed below,
and felt strongly enough to write her own letter to The Cairns Post.

Her letter was published on Saturday 12th April 2003

Tuesday 8th April 2003
The Cairns Post
Letters to the Editor

We're fighting for you protesters
The following poem was sent to me from Kuwait by a soldier named Josh.
He had been hearing about the protests back home, and he was upset.
That's all his letter talked about.
Josh enclosed this poem, which he and his buddies wrote to let people know how they feel.

"For all the free people that still protest.
You're welcome.
We protect you and you are protected by the best.
Your voice is strong and loud, but who will fight for you?
No one standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers, brothers and sons, wearing the boots and carrying guns.
We are the ones that leave all we own, to make sure your future is carved in stone.
We are the ones who fight and die,
We might not be able to save the world, but at least we try.
We walked the paths to where we are at and we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain,
Take a look in the back of your brain.
In order for that flag you love to fly
Wars must be fought and young men must die.
We came here to fight for the ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected, we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling, put down your signs, and pray for those behind enemy lines.
When the conflict is over and all is well, be thankful that we chose to go through hell"

From Cpl Joshua Miles and all the troops from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Kuwait.
Submitted by - Paul A. Pulis.
PO Box 78.
Kurrimine Beach.
Queensland. AUSTRALIA