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Soldier Of The War (poem)

Updated on October 24, 2015

Where do you wander soldier of the war

Defending us on distant foreign shore

When country called you offered so much more

And near your heart rests what you’re fighting for


A star of purpose ever guides your sight

As by your side dear friends join in the fight

And in their trust you form to face your plight

Not knowing if you’ll see the morning’s light


And while you search for meaning of the war

The souls of your confusion start to fight

Will grave forgotten be your final plight

Or will you see the hope worth dying for


Your will to strive is prodded by one sight

To be with family on friendly shore

For this you withstand just one nightmare more

Before your home and doorway see your light


No special heroes’ greetings to look for

You’re done and we don’t need you anymore

With wounds still bleeding on a distant shore

Where do you wander soldier of the war


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A very lovely and touching tribute.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      A wonderful salute to the brave men and women protecting us and our freedom.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      A touching tribute to those who never made it back alive as well as those who did.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      A poignant tribute to those who didn't come back and to those who still stand up for their country. Shame anyone has to go; what a waste of life.

      Well-worded poem; evokes much emotion. Ann

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      A nice tribute to our men and women on foreign soil.

      My stepson is over there, now.

      Thank you for this, Martin.