Frail and hunched over,
the body surrenders to unquenchable exhaustion;
but hearts of heroes dance onward,
sifting through yesterday’s ruins to unearth tomorrow’s hope.
Traumatized and escaping further within,
the mind dreads its tortured encasement;
but hearts of heroes march ahead
in an unshakable warrior’s bravado.
Shredded nerves dangle
by pulsating threads of bloody sinew;
but hearts of heroes bear forward,
casting golden rods unto eternity.
Dedicated to U.S. Military, Firefighters, First Responders, Police Officers, and all other Heroes.
Thank you for your heroic service!
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