Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Soldier


Soldier  


Soldier will you tell me,
Now  your heading off to war.
Will the people who you kill today
Know what they're dying for?

Soldier will you tell me,
Now your coming home from war.
Did you know when you were killed today
What you were dying for?

Soldier will you tell me,
Now they say a last goodbye.
Do the loved ones who you leave behind
Know why their soldier died?

David shelton
2008

3 comments:

  1. Oh,

    I know now why I feel too hesitating to make comments, I hate it when I read something in the comment section that disturb my thinking and hurt my feelings, I stay put to protect myself and feel good.

    it seems like unsolicited emotions flood everywhere in the blogsphere, it hurts when one sees one's lover making special notes to the one that is not here,

    that's enough for today.

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  2. A powerful poem, conflicting indeed. A "good cause" is very subjective, there is no right and wrong in war, especially when it comes to the passing of a loved one. Shades of grey indeed. Thank you for sharing this.

    Here's is mine for the rally: http://cursemymetalbody.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/poetry-thursday-74/

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