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OPERATION - IRAQI
Sharon really liked
the poem detailed below,
and felt strongly enough to write her own letter to The Cairns
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
"For all the free people that
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.
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
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
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.