There is a shadow box upon my wall
containing memories that are often recalled
of another time, another place
of a younger man, a younger face
Ribbons of color and Medals of war
Marine Corps' emblems, and badges are stored
locked away, preserved and safe
" Proof "
These Medals were earned with blood and sweat
under fire and rain, without regrets
With cost of lives, to whom I owe a debt
I see their shadows and I shall not forget
This Shadow box means nothing to some
But it's legacy will live on when my life is done
for my children's, children shall understand
That their Granddad fought for a better land
This is the shadow box of a U.S. Marine
filled with glowing medallions, meant to be seen.
The shadows behind each Medal that's shown
Are the shadows of my fallen Brothers
' Tis the reason... " they " glow.
By Rich "Boondocker" Preston 7/22/2000