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Sands not mine

By EDWIN FLORES, www.PoetryPoem.com/poetry2231    Unlock all Features - Upgrade to Poetry Prime

Unknown this place so far from home
This land barren makes for alone
To be in thought, to write again
To you I miss family and friends

No complaints but just this one
This one written from heart your son
Needs to address all those I love
Each one of you today thought of

I stand my ground, my watch begins
Again bringing some time to lend
To reminisce of all I lived
Though short is time brief mine to give

This second tour brings much remorse
As father passed life took its course
My best of friends, who gave me all
Teaching in life one must stand tall
He spoke such words to lean upon
In absence his when he moves on

I ponder breakfast at kitchen table
With siblings mine as I am able
As walk I do hearing their laughter
Of better times before came after

Guard duty allows for time
To think of things of war and mine
But one must be on high alert
For such is war mans endless curse

And then it came from unviewed point
A snipers shot fired anoints
Another kill, another man
Young man, more boy, on foreign land

These sands not mine have now become
My final breath bringing someone
Some barely knew yet still no less
Served endless sands not mine hard pressed

Dedicated to all the men and women who served and serve
this nation proud and with great courage..God bless

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