Read my words though unpraised......

I think that Ben Franklin said it best
"I am a soldier so that my son can be the farmer
so that his son can be the artist"
and yet the poet
comes in
somewhere here.....
But poet .....be not proud
accept not the praise
The heros have all stood before you
father
brother
friend
And yet ......one glimmer
of hope for us all?
I will write for them
for thier praises
And the cycle of life
will go on
The cycle of soldier of farmer
and of artist..........
And in the end
does the poet become
the soldier but
yet again?
No I think not
The glory of the soldier
forever stands but
alone.......

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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Very thought provoking and dramatically spoken , I loved this deep insight , I voted up ,awesome and beautiful ! Bravo! :) have a glorius day!:)


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Your words here have humbled me. It has also been said the pen is mighter then the sword - yet the two are often very intertwined. The deep, heartfelt thoughs you express will forever bring the memories of the soldier and the prose together in a vivid and touching way.

So many battles - so many words - the Soldier and the Scribe comrads for beliefs.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

It is hard to choose between a poet and a soldier, we need both of them.

"And the cycle of life

will go on"

Interesting thought. Liked your work.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jami , you are too kind ! Thank you for reading this ! A couple of my all time heroes in life are family as well! This is for them!.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Laurie !!, Nice to see you here , does this mean we will see more of the busy girl now ?.....Be well my friend!......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Vinaya , Thank you for this ! Sometimes I believe we here in America have this problem where the soldier is forgotten after the service to his[her ] country! But the cycles are interesting. Much like one discription of wealth! Wealth being three generational , The first -the entrapeneur , two - the children who live "hi off the hog" and three -the squanderers of wealth who end up with nothing left !? Who knows ?....:-}


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

The "glory" of a poet lasts a LOT longer than the "glory" of a soldier. Trust me!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Lets remember them both my dear friend....:-}


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Very moving and thought provoking, I have read it over and over, been away and come back again and I still don't know what else to say.

Voting up/awesome, brilliant work, best wishes MM


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie Master , Thank you for sharing , I dont think I would write without the compassion that is shown by my friends here! You are all so kind and I have grown a new appreciation for 'friends'...:-}


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Words to ponder! Excellent.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you WillStarr, I appreciate that.....:-}


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samiaali 5 years ago

Yes ahorseback, I agree. The glory of the soldier stands alone. Very nice poem and tribute! :)


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Soldier : Depending and protecting the country

Farmer : Feeding the country

President : ruling the country

Poet : writing about them all for the country

Which one is important the most?

I think all is important which mean between them all, none is more special because everyone live in their own rule to completed the life in one nation. Nobody should left behind.

Oh wait, I change my mind, may we just abandon the president? Because sometimes he ask too much sacrifices from everyone. :(

Hello, father. How's your day?


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chander mehra 5 years ago from Delhi

Nightmare of hope for the naive idealist.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thats my Samiaali everyone ! She's one of my favorite veterans , And she's a hubber .....Shes my hero!..:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Freya , Such a beautiful muslim daughter ! And hey everyone ! Just take a look at her !!! I am fine , and I hope your day is only perfect too.! I have missed you!........Now you take care of YOU for us !Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Chander , Perhaps ! Thank you for sharing !...:-}


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samiaali 5 years ago

Hey ahorseback, Thank you very much! I really do appreciate that very much! :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

One day I'm going to write a sweet poem for you , the female veteran ! Ha!...do you ever think of sharing your experiences in service.?

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