"How we took him down", describes Aaron.A poem written by me for all those who participated in wretched World war 2.
We descended in Normandy one after one
We descended like angels from heaven
To rescue the world from Hitler's madness
We descended as our parachutes opened.
"God bless USA"
I heard every soldier say
I cried out with them too
Marching at my Captain's cue.
Such is the curse of an army man
To give his life away at one command.
President Roosevelt had Japan's matter dealt
And so with Italy's Mussolini
All that is left is withdrawal of Nazis
That's why we descended in Normandy.
Bucket full of tears
Heart filled with fears
We marched towards death for
what felt like years
We were welcomed by a storm
Winds whipped our energy away
We tried to keep ourselves calm
Started marching in our way.
Ravens circling in the skies
We started fearing for our lives
And the sand on the beach
Accompanied by wind started to rise.
Bad omens are too many,
Consider yourself lucky Germany!
We camped at the beach
Far beyond those Nazi's reach.
Soon Sun made a cameo among the clouds
Winds finally hushed, we got aroused.
We didn't march, but ran towards death,
We ran whereever our captain led.
The border security was defeated pretty soon
We captured them all by afternoon
That's how my first day at Normandy went
Now I lay on bed with my energy spent.
I smiled at the photographs of my wife Janice and my son Matthew
We were a small and warm family, got separated by World war 2.
Downing hot mugs of coffee we kept ourselves wide awake
Enemy can be anywhere, we can afford no mistake.
With the first rays of the sun
I rose up and prepared my gun.
Stealthily we moved towards the capital.
Guess what?We're heavily outnumbered today
Get ready boys! It's time to play.
Good for us! The grooves we dug before, act as a hideaway.
We took them down one by one
Reloading quickly for another turn
Suspended in turmoil I lost my perception.
I slipped down into a groove
I can't even move
That's when I saw James.
"Thank goodness James!"
I said to my best friend.
"Not here Aaron" said James
"We'll see it to the end".
James carried me by my shoulder,
"Don't you think you're getting older?"
He said those words smiling at me.
I smiled back with equal glee.
Prayers were loud enough to deafen Gods
We were fighting desperately against the odds
Dead have little more significance than a bug
The day we joined Army, we had our graves dug.
Bullets started raining upon us
Decorating us with blood and puss
Just when I thought everything was going according to the plan
A live grenade came flying into our land
It exploded with a wave of heat
Sweeping my men off their feet
I took a direct hit to my heart
And shrapnel had shred James apart.
Together we joined
Together we fell
See you later brother
In paradise or hell
Shortly after Aaron died
Hitler committed suicide
Democracy had a tale to tell
"How we saved the world from hell".
(This is my TOW entry about warriors).