Pinned for
In sepia pages
Of a decorated album
They live

Held for
Countless ages
In the warmest corner
Of an old parent’s feeble heart
They breathe

Etched for
A whole lifetime
In the fond memories
Of a bereaved partner’s dried tears
They grieve

Served for
In the heroic tales
Of a nation’s history
They shine

Are bravehearts
Who sacrifice their dreams
For love of the motherland, they


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