POETICAL ME

PoetryPoem.com
  poetry2231
Login
Email Poem | Today's Poetry

 A Soldiers Story
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Enlist and see the world for free
Your time would bring some agony
To friends and foe and even you
Of war and death some thought they knew

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The battleground where courage spills
Crimson blood on foreign hills
Would run like water leaving their mark
Where helmets rest on rifles parked

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Sniper fire would claim their share
Of those at point without a care
Where He you came to know today
Lies dead, face down by bullet slayed


You'd crawl with snakes, mosquitoes bite
Reminding one they too you fight
Survive some would darkness now light
Another day of firefights
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Rain would fall in each direction
Your uniform would fail inspection
Survive this storm you pray tomorrow
Would bring relief of this days sorrow
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Rations for food replacing steak
You had back home, where one mistake
Could cost you more than appetite
Sleepless your turn, your watch tonight

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Your M-16, your closest friend
Leaning on it, hours you'd spend
Together you and it would guard
Your new family today fought hard

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

War would burn it's mark on you
Some would say thanks, more less than few
Failing to speak whats still not heard
Welcome home son, yet to occur

Dedicated to every soldier that served
in Vietnam and to my poetic friend
Terry Sasek, Once a warrior

 Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket




Vote for this poem

Please Comment On This Poem

Comments

 Email Address

 

poetry2231





poetry2231

 Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | © 2000-2020 +++ Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors