“Shooters Valentine” by D. Louis Morgan

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SHOOTERS VALENTINE

If you say you love me
If you say “I do”
Remember me tomorrow
Send your love anew.

Put it in a bottle
Put it in a can
Put it in a box
Stamped Afghanistan

We fought up in the mountains
We fought upon the seas
We fought out in the desert
In the towns and through the streets

If you say you love me
If you say “I Do”
Remember me tomorrow
Send your love anew.

Drop it on a freighter
Stuff it in a pack
Sail it on the water
Mail it to Iraq.

We stood upon the ramparts
We watched our comrades fall
Some, they gave a lot
And others gave it all.

If you say you love me
If you say “I do”
Remember me tomorrow
Send your love anew.

Fire it in a rocket
Ship it overland
Pack it in a crate
To the country where I am.

When a soldier meets his maker
He does it all alone
If you can’t make a shadow
You ain’t goin’ home.

We died up in the mountains
We died upon the seas
We died out in the desert
In the towns and on the streets.

Who sees that train a comin’
The plane upon the ground
Or ships moored and anchored
When the family gathers round?

Flag draped caissons mount
Hills where staid white rows abound.
The mournful calls of the bugle’s sound
Echo ‘cross that hallowed ground.

If you say you love me
If you say “I do”
We live within HIS memory.
HE knows I love you too.
HE knows.
I love you too.

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