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A Soldiers Cry

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LarBear
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0 posted 09-20-2001 01:15 PM       View Profile for LarBear   Email LarBear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LarBear


A soldiers cry

High in the air, soldiers fly
Ocean waves, some travel
across ground they move
Most never even said “bye”
A soldiers cry isn’t heard
Far away from home
Afraid and all alone
Memories faded and blurred
Fighting a foreign nation
In a war tense formation
Stresses mount as rifles fire
The American soldier will not tire
In the cold they lay
In the snow they stay
In the rain they don’t complain
A soldiers hope, always remain
Dreams shatter as buddies’ fall
Red with blood the snow tainted
Screams of fear, the voices painted
The wounded soon begin to squall
One by one, a soldier dies
Bullets strike chests
Bullets strike heads
All over the soldiers lie
Mystified as hauntings linger
So far away the soldier cries
Slowly, squeezing a finger
the soldiers’ bullet soon flies
Suddenly stopping the aggressor
The soldier asks, “Who is the transgressor?”
Grave’s scatter across this land
For soldiers who took this stand
For every soldier who died
Is a soldier who once cried
National cemeteries blanket with stones
In rows, the soldiers final formation
Listen closely to the soldiers’ moans
Look at the solders that gave to our nation
Some soldiers didn’t die
A cold welcome they came
Mocking, they are not to blame
A soldier who once tried
Living, a persistent pain
Of memories left; vain
Can you hear their cry?
Somewhere a soldier cries
Not for money or fame
For us all, you and I
A soldiers life; all the same
This soldier shares no shame
Don’t let our soldiers languish
Remember our fellow patriots
Remember and Feel their anguish
Hear the soldiers’ soft sigh
Don’t let our soldiers cry

(Let us Remember that our soldiers will be going to war soon to protect our freedom at ALL costs)

© Copyright 2001 LarBear - All Rights Reserved
JamesMichael
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1 posted 09-20-2001 04:26 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice expression of the thoughts of a soldier..James
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2 posted 09-20-2001 06:51 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hi Larry, nice to see you back, though the circumstances and the poem are so sad.  This is so heart wrenching, and I am so sad about it all. It feels like a poem that could have been written for vietnam, and now for who knows what..But I hope you will be safe.
Sandra
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3 posted 09-20-2001 06:55 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Very moving poem.  My husband fought all through WW2 and to this day, he doesn't want to talk about the battles.

Betty Lou Hebert

rwood
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4 posted 09-21-2001 06:53 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Your message carries a voice that we all need to hear. Our forces are strong...and still human. May you all be protected and uplifted with our support. And know that we want you home safe and sound. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sincerely,
Regina
SpitFire
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5 posted 09-22-2001 06:36 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Hey you. I'll never forget. Thank you for this. - It's nice to see you here. *Peace.
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6 posted 09-04-2002 05:40 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Wow.
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