This article first appeared in the 10 Million Clicks For Peace blog here.

Each year at this time (Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada) we share this poem by 10 Million Clicks For Peace co-founder Rick Beneteau’s daughter, written when she was in the 7th grade. A Soldier’s Request won the November 11th Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day poetry contest.

A Soldier’s Request

As I walk through the field with a terrible fear
Explosions and gun shots were all that I hear
The soldiers were suffering, I could hear all their screams
Man versus man, a nightmare it seemed
We got ready to fight, across in a line
I tried to think, everything would be fine
But it wasn’t to be, the enemy was strong
We did win the battle, but now….I’m gone
I lost my life so you can be free
Will you please remember, the soldiers and me?

Sara Beneteau Wilson

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