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Thread: Soldier's thoughts

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    Default Soldier's thoughts

    Solider's thoughts

    We all go through training for
    Many months and even years
    We stick it through basic
    With the torment still ringing in our ears.

    Were sent to distant lands to fight a war unknown
    Yet them we are fighting are often trained at home
    We live in a country said to be free
    Yet it breeds a form of Islam that wants to kill me.

    They live within our mists maybe even next door
    Yet our government lets them in saying we need more.
    They live in our country eat from our lands
    Yet hate what we live for and the way we stand.

    Iím supposed to fight for my country for queen and for land
    Yet the land we are protecting breeds more fundamentalist hands.
    We fight in the morning in the afternoon and the night
    Shooting to kill we must keep up this fight.

    When the battle is over the war not yet won
    2 minutes to reflect the devastation just done
    We donít fight for our country our queen or our land
    We donít fight for the government who live underground

    We donít fight for wives safe overseas
    Nor do we fight for our mothers, fathers in another country
    We fight for each other the men on ground
    So people back home can argue away from the sound.

    We see the battle, the devastation first hand
    Yet instead of support, no heroes welcome, no flags in the ground
    We come home to arguments protestors of war
    Yet early next year we go back for more.

    So people at home hear this soldierís call
    If it wasnít for us you would have no country at all
    We have fought under this flag for hundreds of years
    And if we would have stopped youíd have no future peers

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    Default Solider's thoughts

    How so true, hecks reading that took a lump to my throat.

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    Thanks for sharing the compexities of your situation Lorraine. And thankyou so much for your bravery and spirit.

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    Good to read Lorraine many thanks for posting it...in the words of another poem written lone ago.

    "Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die."

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