Faye Sizemore

THE HIGHER TRAIL

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: June 9, 2003
Awarded: June 9, 2003
Burdened soldiers,
When you are feeling down,
lift your head and look around
There is a way to higher ground
There is a trail forever leading home,
paved with love, in each and every stone
The ones who travel it, do not trek alone
It is brightly lighted end to end, by caring
and there are friends, for burden sharing
It is maintained with honor and pride,
made wide enough for side by side
Gallant soldiers, journey on
Leave the past, it is gone
Soldiers, heed the words I say…
Walk proudly as you go on your way
Know that we are so proud of you
for always, yesterday and today,
and when your course of time has run
History will record your rewards in stone
and it will read…
‘Well done… Welcome home’