Fear


When i tell people what I want to do
they question me
why would you do this
why would you risk your life

I tell them
I do not fear it
i am not afraid
why would it scare me

it doesn't scare me
not much does
but the one thing that does
is what my family will do
when the bagpipes sound
when that flag gets folded up
when my brothers hands are raised in salute
when the 21 guns go off

that's what scares me
and why i will never let that happen
by the grace of God,
I will return.

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