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Soldier- Poem by Rebecca Wood

Updated on January 24, 2012


I put myself in any woman's shoes that have ever lost a loved one by the hands of war. I found myself to more angry than sad. I know that our soldiers are great people and it's good to stand up for what you believe in, but war is not. War has somehow come to be known as a necessity to the balance of this world. Well I'm not buying it. These are the words that came out when I put myself in their shoes. If anyone who is reading this poem has lost someone due to war please feel free to express your feelings on the situation or my outlook.

We were once great lovers

Our hearts held out to eachother

Together we were going to run away

But my heart was ripped from my chest

When the hands of violence took you that day

Those wreched hands of violence carried you overseas

They say you will be a hero, then throw you to your knees

My hand grows cold in which yours no longer lays upon

As the silence grows louder, it drowns out our song

But, No! I am wrong

War only makes you strong


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      BeccaWood 6 years ago from Southaven, MS

      Thank you, asmaiftikhar, and I am very sorry to hear that. Best wishes.

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      That is heart touching poem,i have lost many siblings in these wars.And i often thinks human blood is the most playful thing on this earth.Thanks for sharing this poem.

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      BeccaWood 6 years ago from Southaven, MS

      Thank you, AEvans, and my grandpa was in the Vietnam War. The war didn't kill him but the memories did. He drank himself to death before he hit 60, so I have a pretty good idea of the pain that war can cause.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Well said. I cannot say I have lost anyone in War, but many of my family members served our Country. My Uncle lost friends in the Vietnam War. Lovely poem and well thought through. The pics also pain the story. :)