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Author Name: FreeSJordan 3 Comments
Date Added: April 27, 2009 17:04:18 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Welcome Home, Soldier
Nineteen years old and scared as hell A young soldier proud and lean You have been taught to shoot as well You are a man now, not ours to wean   The drill instructor gravels his voice You had to fire at the one invading Enemy had a bomb attached coming through the fence You had no choice, there was no waiting   Young soldier, you were very brave You saved this whole damn bunch Just doing my job, sir, his sorrow he did save Years later, the memory in a saddened crunch   It is PTSD, and illness, a struggle for good health It's sadness and the awful memories of the mortar Veterans gather in soft spoken stealth Remembering all but none keep quarter   Inside a tank in Vietnam, men on the cursed job A voice prompts one, "Son, go outside", Following this new order, heard the screaming throb Then all were gone except this one who had not died   No officer issued that command - it was a prompting from the Lord Coma bound and jungle ground now became his bed Lost then found and loaded aboard No memory of it in his head   Fractured skull, but he's not full of lead Japanese hospital held him as he slept There is no remembering, "Am I among the dead? I don't feel like me anymore", weeks later awakened, he wept   He came home and healed but the Army soon would woo him away Continuing in the camoflage fatigues so green and handsome in dress blue He finally retires after the thirty year Army stay And when age sixty comes to him, it is finally true - Uncle Sam says he's through with you.   Welcome home, Soldier.    
Author's Notes:
A little poem to honor those Veterans of any War who serve their country - and this for my husband and all his years of service.  Bless you all. 
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Comment By: FreeSteve on April 30, 2009 10:54:10 AM Report

I am a US Army veteran and you accurately described the risks and challenges waiting for our military forces.


 


All gave some and some gave all


 


God Bless those who have served and those in harms way now.


 


Comment By: Freejess on April 28, 2009 12:54:58 AM Report
As a veteran of the US Army, stationed at Ft. Braggs, NC., I really appreciate this poem. I enlisted at the age of 17 and served 10 years. I spent 5 years in Iraq and would still be there if I wouldn't have become injured. I was a 22 year old female, on the front lines as a combat medic. I've witnessed "hell on earth" and luckily survived to come back home. I'm struggling a great deal with PTSD now and I've only been back home a year.....

I can still hear the screams and smell the burning flesh. I also know what it's like to take another human life....

Anyways, I'm sorry to just be rambling.....I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed this wonderful write. Thank you

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 27, 2009 11:16:19 PM Report
You have done an amazing job on this...
Thank you for your kind comments on my humble poems.
 ~ She Whispers





 


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