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A Lost Soldier

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The howling wind moaned in his ear
A freezing rain washed his dirty hair
Pins of snow hammered in his skin as sharp as nails
He longed to be at his computer reading emails
His broken heart missed happy days with his bride
He searched around for somewhere he could hide
Exhaustion forced him to take a rest for a while
The area where he stopped looked very hostile
All his dreams vanished, his silent prayers denied
Trembling, he faced his future, he knew not why
A lonely soldier softly wept for his life ebbing by
He was completely alone so no one saw him cry
He could not go on, his body shuddered where he lay
Hot were the tears on his face, he then began to pray
His weak mind went blank, like a white page without lines
He caressed a bunch of old letters wrapped in twine
"I surrender to my Captain, whom I love in the sky"
These were the last words he whispered..........
           A single plane flew by

He went to meet Jesus, with a soldier's courage he died
            *:ˇ..ˇ:*     *:ˇ..ˇ:*     *:ˇ..ˇ:*    
        In remembrance of my dear Dad, who is my hero.
          He enlisted in WW11 in the Forestry Unit
                 from Belize, Central America
                   +Gone but not forgotten+        
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