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Thanks to you

by Alia Cox
| November 11, 2010 8:00 PM

Thanks to you, the one who has served,

In my eyes you're one with great nerve.

You go to fight so your loved ones can live,

You're a hero who wants nothing but to give.

You walk down the street and some may just stare,

But you still smile upon them with a loving care.

You would give your life for a perfect stranger,

No matter how much it puts your life in danger.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Thanks to you, the one who has died,

You were no one to go run and hide.

You stood in front of your brother in war,

You risked your life to give them theirs and more.

Without you there would be no me,

You are one who helps my freedom be.

Though your family doesn't deserve such pain,

You're the reason they have their freedom gained.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Thanks to you, the one who continues to fight,

You're never scared, for you're working day upon night.

Though your brothers and sisters have taken a bullet,

You hold your head high to help pull through it.

Your sky shines dull like after a storm,

For your baby was born and you were not home,

Yet you stay and serve not just for your contract,

But to help another country in picking up slack.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Though thank you can't even describe the feelings I feel,

You should know it comes deep within and is nothing but real.

Some people may forget how much you have done,

But in my mind you are the shine in my sun.

Without your courage I would have no bed,

A place I could call home or lay down my head.

So from my heart and with words that I pray,

I thank you so much for my life each and every day.

Alia Cox, 17, is a Rathdrum resident.

Thanks to you, the one who has served,

In my eyes you're one with great nerve.

You go to fight so your loved ones can live,

You're a hero who wants nothing but to give.

You walk down the street and some may just stare,

But you still smile upon them with a loving care.

You would give your life for a perfect stranger,

No matter how much it puts your life in danger.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Thanks to you, the one who has died,

You were no one to go run and hide.

You stood in front of your brother in war,

You risked your life to give them theirs and more.

Without you there would be no me,

You are one who helps my freedom be.

Though your family doesn't deserve such pain,

You're the reason they have their freedom gained.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Thanks to you, the one who continues to fight,

You're never scared, for you're working day upon night.

Though your brothers and sisters have taken a bullet,

You hold your head high to help pull through it.

Your sky shines dull like after a storm,

For your baby was born and you were not home,

Yet you stay and serve not just for your contract,

But to help another country in picking up slack.

Though someone may not do what you would do,

You've earned my respect, and I say "Thank You."

Though thank you can't even describe the feelings I feel,

You should know it comes deep within and is nothing but real.

Some people may forget how much you have done,

But in my mind you are the shine in my sun.

Without your courage I would have no bed,

A place I could call home or lay down my head.

So from my heart and with words that I pray,

I thank you so much for my life each and every day.

Alia Cox, 17, is a Rathdrum resident.

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