"Honor Their Memory"


for soldiers or anyone who

understands survivor's guilt


Special thanks to Ronn Chick

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Honor Their Memory

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Honor Their Memory

Copyright © 2016

Honor Their Memory - Kelli Caldwell        


Wide-eyed kids when you left to bear
The burdens of a land in pain
Feeling strong and sure, with pure intentions
Then you started seeing brothers slain


With pictures pounding in your head
The kind you gotta live to believe
Your fingers tightly wrap around
Each flag you fold neatly

How’re you supposed to battle on
When the ones who really understand are gone?


I say…
Honor their memory
Reflect on their best
Trace the lines in each photograph
And the lines from all the laughs that you shared
Honor their memory
Raise your glass
Those moments that we can’t get back
Make the memories we’ll always have
Honor their sacrifice
In the best way you can
Live a good, full life
Make ‘em proud
Yeah, we try to live ——on


They say, in time all wounds will heal
Well, they say a lot of things
When grief is like your second skin
Some days it’s harder to believe


How’re you supposed to carry on
When the ones who really understand are gone?




Open my head
Making peace with the dead
Still, breathing feels unfair
Square my shoulders to the unknown
And take my stand in the name of Hope



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