Paying the Price (A Tribute to Veterans)
By, Donna M. Monnig
For Veterans Day, I decided to post one of my poems from my book, Echoes of Time: A Collection of Rhyme. I would like to thank all veterans from all branches of the military for the service and sacrifices they have made.
Paying The Price
For everything in life there is a price that must be paid,
There is a price for every deal in the world that is made.
But no price is higher throughout all our history,
Than the price that is paid for a people to be free.
So many men and women have given up their lives,
Knowing that in war, not everyone survives.
But it does not stop these brave and chosen few,
Fighting for our freedom is just what they do.
Yet we’re not always thankful for the sacrifices made,
We sometimes forget about the heavy prices paid.
So we don’t always appreciate our country’s military,
Because we don’t always remember that freedom isn’t free.
©Donna M. Monnig
“History, despite its wrenching pain,, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou
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