Still Leading The Way

Written by Esme Shane

Army Ranger new

Brave and strong, courageous too

You leading the way

Foreign land jungle war

Hot, steamy, monsoon downpour

No stopping must move

Stalking prey, you them

Ambush, death walks next to you

Bullets fly, flesh torn

Angel medic helps

Lifted, loaded, whisked away

Eyes close on the pai

Recovery then news

Hero label Purple Heart

No sir that’s not me

Many years have passed

Ranger still leading, though gray

Showing us the way

Dedicated to Ronald Nash, a former Army Ranger who is still leading through his work at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and his therapeutic writing groups. As a veteran and a writer I am grateful for this outlet to share my writing.

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