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Soldiers - Veterans Day

Poetry By: attanasio

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


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


Focusing on the task at hand

Survival, we all understand

Bonding to become a team

Each person sharing a dream


Do your job, watch your back

Pull your weight, never slack

Show good spirit, tell a joke

Give friends a soothing stroke


Make the best of it you can

Comfort each and every man

You're never really all alone

Love and honor is often shown


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


Your thoughts and prayers from home

Comfort soldiers to feel less alone

Remember the ones who died

With loving memories and pride


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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