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I am a soldier

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Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
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0 posted 07-16-99 03:04 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Delores Hall

I am a soldier
I stand up high
Oh lord,to see
the way these poor
men died.
I look to the left
and then the right.
In the heat of the moment
I stand to fight.

I am a soldier
To see their pain
in such despair.
Oh lord,is there
anyway I can repair?

In this jungle
I was sent with a
gun and a rifle
in my defense.
To kill the enemy and do it right.
Should I turn and walk away
Or should I continue to fight?

I am a soldier
Oh lord, why am I here?
I can't do this anymore
I have to much to fear.

My friend lay's dying
His body ripped open.
He's crying out to me
a sad word spoken.

Please won't you tell them
I didn't die in vain. There
must be something in this war
to gain.

I am a soldier
My tears come slow with the
hurt I feel. I sit beside my
friend and kneel.

I say his last rites and close
his eyes.
In hopes that the lord will lift
his soul high.

I turn and walk away and fall to
my knees.
I scream to my lord,can you tell
me why please?

I am a soldier
I was sent to fight
Do you even think
that this was right?



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Tim
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1 posted 07-16-99 03:22 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

In a far away land across the sea
A lonely young soldier is fighting for me
Giving his time and maybe his life
To give us a world that's free from all strife.
In return for this great task done,
The rewards can be stated quite simply as one,
Giving your time and maybe your life,
To give us a world that's free from all strife.
Delores Hall
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USA


2 posted 07-17-99 09:00 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

To Tim thank you.Your poem was beautiful.
You are good.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 07-17-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

What a wonderful way to express the horror and unnessicity of war. I can't imagine that any soilder that has ever been in battle has not asked themselves this very same question.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Balladeer
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4 posted 07-17-99 10:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

There is nothing more senseless than war. Your poem dispays that very well.
Delores Hall
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5 posted 07-20-99 09:54 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Okay. Okay.Last one tonight I swear.
Artur Hawkwing
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6 posted 07-20-99 10:25 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Liked this one a lot. I wish I still had my other poem to share how soldiers must feel when they live through a war their entire lives. Like in other third world countries.
 
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