Poem: To the Fallen

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Empires rise and fall like tides,
Forgetting those that died.
To defend nation and honor,
Protect the sacred color.
Flying above our heads high,
History written in the sky.
The stars witness the carnage,
Humanity at its darkest.
Waging war against fellow man,
Divided into tribal clans.
Brave warriors stood on the field,
And many refused to yield.
Blood spilt and lives were taken,
So many men were forsaken.
For causes unjust or hopeless,
They fought nonetheless.
Some even achieved victory,
With loud blast from artillery.
While others were badly beaten,
Corpses on the field abandoned.
Even those we celebrate today,
For dying to keep evil at bay.