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He Is Dead - A Poem

Updated on July 8, 2017
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I saw a man die today

He was long gone

Rushed to far away land

Leaved his faithful wife

Great son

And wonderful daughter

To follow

His Master’s commands

Now finally…

He is coming home

Wrapped inside that so called honorable dress

Fully decorated with medals

Losing a beating heart….

What is it for?

Those medals

And honor,

Compared with tears and pain

Inside his family’s hearts;

Which one worth the most?

What is it for?

Having his name written on the wall of honor

One tiny spot between so many

Another lost soul

Another sign of the coming

Of next painful years

Inside his family's life

Is it worth the price?

He will never see his beautiful daughter growing up

Become as beautiful as the rose

And as sweet as Juliet

Winning so many hearts

Being admiring by boys

While her father is not around

To teach those boys how to behave

In front of his precious daughter

He will never see his son

Standing in the podium

Win another trophy

For sport he used to taught him

He will not able to be there

To share the happiest moment in his beloving son's life

He will never see his wife

Getting old and become little chubby

Wrinkle everywhere caused by the joy of laughs

Of so many happy days she feels

As real blessing in her life with him

And from now on, maybe

It will never happen again

The laugh, the joy and the happy days has gone

No longer listed in her future hope

Since the life become so empty

Without the man of her family...

I saw a man die today

After I allowed him to go

Just few months ago…

Please forgive me, my Children.

I had killed your father.


Hello there, how are you?

This is the third poem for the Hubpages writing contest. I hope it is enjoyable enough to be read. If not, please forgive me.

This originally written for a contest to honoring veteran in my country but somehow, I couldn’t able to gathers good point of their service as much as the pain of it.

I know there is a meaning of war and sometimes it is have to be done. But somehow in my mind I believe, there is always way out, than let our family trap inside the pain of war. Well, this is not mine to decide but I wish, world can considering human’s life way above the greed, the honor and the pride of their nation. Is this too much to ask? Ah yes, this is too much indeed. :(

I heard about those wars of several countries where chaos become so casual and human’s life just like candle under blowing wind, happening at the moment while I writing this line. I can’t imagine become one of it citizen. It might turn me into different person or simply killed me in the process because I might not able to sit tight and do nothing for my fellow citizen. As much as I hate the war, I will become its tool too, without really understand why I have to be involved. This must be how it becomes for all people who live under the war; being force to save their own life.

Then why, for you who live in good peaceful life, you willing to give up everything, your wonderful family, your happiness and your future, also your precious life, to start another war? Well, hopefully it is not because you just blindly follow the Man while he is actually nothing but the greed of this world.

Hope you all have a nice day there




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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Eiddwen. Thank you very much. you are too kind. ^_^

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    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    So very well written, you are so obviously talented and here's to a long time to come of hub sharing on here.


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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    jfay2011, ah that is very sad. Even after came back home safely some of them already shattered to pieces and found life in the hardest way. :( Very sad.

    Thank you, jfay. I'm glad you like it. ^^

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Sligobay, my condolence for your lost. Hopefully you and your family with be able to cope and find your peace again soon after this.

    This is sad but this is keep happening everywhere around the world. :(

    Thank you for reading this. ^^

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    jfay2011 6 years ago

    I love that poem. You killed him literally but it was his choice to fight for you and US. My cousin buried her son today. He was one,, but he chose to end his life. Post traumatic syndrome.

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    sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

    Thank you Freya Cesare for a meaningful and thoughtful poem which evokes pain within my heart. Having lost my younger brother Michael this week, I think of all the unnecessary heartache caused in the name of good cause. Thank you.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hearing that from a sweet and very talented poet like you, dear Blaise25, I can't do anything but feeling honour also blushing a little. LOL. This is nothing compared with your sweet passionate poem but thank you for the kindness. ^^

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    Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

    What a great tribute. Though it's melancholic, still so written beautifully. You're the best Freya!

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Yes, indeed, Rubi. Hell on earth. Why man can't wait to real one so they in the need of created one here on earth? @,@

    Thank you, Ruby. ^^

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Beautiful Freya, War is hell. Your thoughts echo mine..

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Point to war is to give as much benefit for the rich and powerful as it possibly do. The rest just casualties. Very common and statistical. ^^

    Thank you, Majadez. Too bad I didn't know the song. Will look for it later. ^^

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    Maja Dezulovic 6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

    A powerful message indeed. There is no point to war. I have not lived through one but all the stories I've heard from parents and family tell me that that it is fuelled by greed and only ends in heartache.

    There's a song line that goes "only love can conquer hate" (Marvin Gaye, What's Going On?)

    Very well done and good luck for the contest. ;)

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Ahorseback: Woman have inside her, the nature of nurture. It push her to take all responsibility at home which no man will wanting it. It also help her to bear stress better than man. That is why, to loosened her burden, man should taking care all of woman's need and love her as the queen at his house. And that is why it is not fair to take her money which she earn at work, after she spent her free time from work to taking care of her man and family. She may work only if she desiring it and not because her man told her to. Having a wife mean you not only have companion through life, but also loving care taker. And for woman, having husband mean that she can be rest for the craziest life outside and lean on her husband only, unless she wanted it differently. They are working together inside family like pieces of puzzle, completed the missing gap.

    But when country caused her man died then, the country have to replaced that place a little bit as representation of their regret and respect to her husband, by maybe give her all financial support she and her children need for the rest of their life.

    I hate politic. It can be so dark, heartless and calculated human as tools only. They all have to be locked inside some place and threw the keys away!

    I am really proud to have you, as poetic father. ^^

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, Writer20. Thank you. I'm glad you like it. ^^

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, Mentalist Acer. Yes, for pain, bitter and broken hearts, which unpaid. Thank you, Sir. ^^

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    Yes , That is the solution ! Well at least its better than mine , Hang all the congressmen from light poles! Tar and feather the President ! You are right , womanhood is,though not by choice, subservient! It pains me as a man to watch any woman bow down in mankind. And it shows me that woman is far more able and willing to bear the load of society anywhere. Even here in America women earn far less than men in the same job! And then ! go home and do all the work in the home! Whats with that ! I know one thing ....woman is on a higher pedestal than man ever will be ! As to you my poetic daughter .......I am proud of you! Hugs my dear girl!

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    Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

    Great sad poem. You are a good writer. voted up and beautiful.

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    Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

    For every loss an unpaid cost...a very true poem Freya.;)

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, my poetic Father. I'm so honoured to have you as my first commentator in here.

    Heroes, that's how they had been called. Sound great but to be honest, it's painful title. They have choice, they have chance, to walk around to another path than slices their own heart into thousand clot of blood. But for the women, there is no way out. Their man never gave them the any choice than to become strong widow of a hero with many problems left to solve.

    You are right, Father, they are the best hero among them. Hopefully the country their's husband served with his life will never abandon them alone in the dark of their pain.

    Thank you for your addition, Father. Somehow this poem in tune with your last poem I commented, about Mr. President. Shall we locked him inside his office and threw the key inside nearest volcano? ^_*

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    Oh wow Freya , this is powerful ,full of meaning and sadness too, I read into this the pain of a daughter and son, a wife , the costs of family. And whats more I don't know one veteran ,one family or child that hasent seen the dark sides too of our veterans experiences , We know this first hand . As I think you do as well! I too believe that wars are the darkest stain of mankind! Never understood by the average man or woman but ...they are the ones to have to always pick up the pieces of a family ! That is why for me women are absolute angels to me . Moms , wifes , daughters .....they all deal with the weakness' of man! They are the ones who piece together ,once again ,the family! The Silent Hero ! Woman......:-} Awesome ,beautiful.....I'm so honered to be first!