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Soldiers - Veterans Day

Poetry By: attanasio
Poetry


A poem about soldiers for veterans day.


Submitted:Nov 12, 2012    Reads: 20    Comments: 6    Likes: 2   


Eighteen years old, and off to war

Hearing stories of blood and gore

12 weeks training, then into the throes

Are we ever really ready, who knows

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Family and friends waiting back home

Concerned that we are all alone

Nervous and unsure, we find a friend

To watch over each other's rear end

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Focusing on the task at hand

Survival, we all understand

Bonding to become a team

Each person sharing a dream

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Do your job, watch your back

Pull your weight, never slack

Show good spirit, tell a joke

Give friends a soothing stroke

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Make the best of it you can

Comfort each and every man

You're never really all alone

Love and honor is often shown

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It does not take long to learn

That everyone will not return

War will always claim its toll

With the dead, and not quite whole

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Your thoughts and prayers from home

Comfort soldiers to feel less alone

Remember the ones who died

With loving memories and pride

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My heart goes out to all the veterans and families of veterans,

May the world always remember the sacrifices these people made.





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