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A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Updated on December 17, 2011

 This Poem is dedicated to the Men and Women, who leave their families and friends to go overseas and fiight in the War. So many of them never return home at all.  Some come back badly scarred with physical injuries, while others endure years of psychological torment, because of the things they have seen fighting.

MANY MEN AND WOMEN FIGHT IN THE WAR, SOME TRAGICALLY ARE KILLED
MANY MEN AND WOMEN FIGHT IN THE WAR, SOME TRAGICALLY ARE KILLED

It was just before Christmas, and I new of a man,

Who lived in a one bedroom home, all alone.

When I went by to vist, to see how he had been,

I discovered there to my dismay, that besides being dark,

There were no signs of a present or decoration in sight,

Not even a Christmas tree, was there to be seen.

SO MANY MEN FOUGHT ALONE
SO MANY MEN FOUGHT ALONE

As I looked all around his house it saddend me so,

To see him lying asleep in his chair,

For I knew that he , did not like Christmas like we,

Because at a young age, he had gone to fight in the war,

He had lost lots of mates, while fighting the Japs,

And to this day, he remembers the carnage he saw.


THIS CEMETARY SHOWS AN EXAMPLE OF JUST HOW MANY WOMEN AND MEN WHO GO TO FIGHT FOR THER COUNTRY NEVER RETURN BACK TO IT.
THIS CEMETARY SHOWS AN EXAMPLE OF JUST HOW MANY WOMEN AND MEN WHO GO TO FIGHT FOR THER COUNTRY NEVER RETURN BACK TO IT.

When he returned from the war, he had thus been informed,

For the brave and courageous things he had done,

That he was to receive for his brave deeds, a silver medal or two.

He'd had them put in a frame that now hung on his wall..

From time to time he looks at them, and once or twice has cried,

As he remembers who returned, and who tragically had died.


Every year now at Christmas time,

He goes for a walk with his dog to the lake.

As he stands at the side, he remembers with pride

The men that had lost their lives in the war.

It was one Christmas day, that he still recalls,

When he lost his friend, his best mate of all called Paul.

HE WAS A YOUNG MAN GOING OFF TO THE WAR.
HE WAS A YOUNG MAN GOING OFF TO THE WAR.

It made me feel sad and brought a tear to my eye,

To think of the young kids who left their country and Kin

He had told me lots of stories of the many men he saw

Who were badly injured when they fought in the war.

The thing that made me very sad and made me want to cry,

Is that many who went away to war, had lost their lives and died.

Now I know what your thinking,, at this time in my poem,

How I know so much about the life of this old man,

You see this old man asleep in his chair, who had gone

To the war when he was quite young,

Well, he is a brave and wonderful man whose my Dad,

And I am proud to say finally, that I am his son.

MEN AND WOMEN LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN THE WAR.
MEN AND WOMEN LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN THE WAR.

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Amazingly beautiful and such a wonderful tribute. My heart has always gone out to the courageous men and women that have gone to war.

      Thanks so much for sharing,

      Sage

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      Sioux Ramos 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Bravo for you too Beautybabe! No wonder you had so much insight to write this so well, your eyes have seen and your heart has known. Delivering a baby, how Awesome!

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      BEAUTYBABE 

      8 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

      Thank you Emohealer,

      What a brave person you are and may I also congratulate you and such a brilliant career and also your medals that you were also given . Just truly wonderful. I was in the RAAF but I didn't see any combat, just medivacs for air force personnel who were injured off the base. I also delivered a baby, I was a nurse back then. BB

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      Sioux Ramos 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautifully written and what a tribute! As a combat veteran myself with my bronze star and Kuwaiti liberation medals and the scars upon my eyes and soul, well done, well written, may the wars end and the joys begin! Thank You!!!

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      2uesday 

      8 years ago

      BB I came back to vote this up because I still think it is an excellent tribute. My grandad was in the first world war - he never mentioned it so I only know from photos of him in his uniform. You did a good job writing this.

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      westpointfb20 

      8 years ago from California

      amazing poem...as someone who serves our fine country I thank you

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      Coolmon2009 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Great Poem touched my heart

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      AdamCairn 

      8 years ago from UK

      Excellent poem, thank you

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Beautifully told, and so very touching, BB. Thanks.

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      2uesday 

      8 years ago

      Beuaty Babe - This is a fine tribute to the men who had their lives affected by the war. Well done.

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