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Was It Your Brother?
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Was it your brother?

©Keith David


Was it your brother I saw at graduation?

Primped and flashy, joking and happy

Not a care in the world


Did I see him celebrating with friends?

Saying good byes and giving high fives

Ready to go out and see the world


Was he home for Christmas?

Lean and mean, a real fighting machine

Heading out to conquer the world


Was that him on the TV news?

Camouflage fatigues guarding his colleagues

Noise and violence his world


Was that your brother they buried yesterday?

Flag draped coffin and twenty one guardsmen

Raining and dreary, nothing left in the world


That was our brother, yours and mine

Laid down his life, put it all on the line

Our freedom and peace, his only wish