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The Lover, A Soldier prayer.

The Lover, A Soldier prayer.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Soldier goes off to War. Need kind and sweet memories to keep them human.

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                     The Lover (A soldier prayer)
 
Poor boys and men.
Roads lead to War.

 
Young woman with a  sweet smile.
Silk dress.
Smelling like sweet flowers.

 
Whisper,  "let's dance tonight.
You shall go to War."

 
"Tonight we need to create photos for the heart."

 
"Memories to keep you warm when you are lonely and afraid."

 
Young man brings the sweet Angel close.
Whisper kind words of love and thankfulness.

 
Soldier stand alone.
Cleans his M-16.
Death is all around him.

 
He closes his eyes.
He remembered.
The smell of flowers.
The feel of the silk dress.

 
The sweet smile of his love.

 
Keeps him human.

 
                  John Castellenas
                  4 April 2009
 
 
 


© 2011 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
I stood alone on guard duty on the border of Iraq. Didn't think of War. I thought of beautiful faces and family.
Coyote

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Do a little soldier poetry myself ...fought the demons and the devil, walked the trail and waded the rivers, ...you stuff is good, Soldier stand alone. Cleans his M-16. Death is all around him. nice verse, working on some new stuff ....keep writing and posting
E Wells KY

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Cryingkate

2 Years Ago

Hope you made it home Dear Soldier E.Leo Wells ! I send you a Thank you for your service for all of.. read more



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war and love always go hand in hand
great write

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Without love for country and family. Soldiers would have no reasons to fight. Thank you for reading .. read more
Great tribute to our brave Veterans. Thank you for your dedicated service to our beloved America.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Doug. I appreciate the comment.
I don't know what War is, I've never lived it, my grandparents told me once it was all about fear, fear to loose your own life, but also fear for your beloved ones. Maybe it's utopistic, but I wish there'll be a time that War has died. A good poem about holding to beautiful things in time of War :)

Rudi

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I have the same hope as you. I saw what war did. Left the poor woman and children, old people homele.. read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

My pleasure, I don't love war but I like the way you talk of it in your poem. :)
Rudi
We all know how a soldier's life goes on. Going into war, there is no assurance of everything. Love makes one feel he is human...
Thank you for sharing this

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Dhaye. I appreciate the comment.
Dhaye

2 Years Ago

You are welcome.
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nice poem dear.
your message is clear, we need to look towards the sun and not towards the shadow. life becomes simplified then.
and when we are in pain remembering the beautiful faces we saw in our lives relieves that pain.
I liked the whole poem but best part was
Death is all around him.
He closes his eyes.
He remembered.
The smell of flowers.
The feel of the silk dress.
The sweet smile of his love.



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Your review is true. "we need to look towards the sun and not towards the shadow. "
Thank you .. read more
This poem really hits home, as most of my family were in the army. So I have a lot of respect for thone who fight for freedom and leave their families behind knowing that they might not see them again.

Kaze~

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Kaze. I tell people. The best gift is letters and photos. Something to hold, see and read .. read more
Blackstar

2 Years Ago

Your most welcome. :-)
"He closes his eyes.
He remembered.
The smell of flowers.
The feel of the silk dress.


The sweet smile of his love.


Keeps him human."


We all need it, something that keeps us human. I do not understand the war, all war is pointless when people could live together in harmony. Why, oh why people do not understand it?

Thanks for sharing!



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sarah for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
In Afghanistan home is all we thought about cause we were bored and miserable all the time. I'd never been anywhere, before or since that was that desolate or that poverty stricken. Iraq was not like that at all. In Iraq I blocked thoughts of home from my mind as much as I could. I couldn't afford the distraction. Crazy s**t happened real quick there and if you were distracted, not good, not good at all.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I don't know. I believe we need reasons to stay alert and know home is waiting. Thank you for readin.. read more
Reading you, for me, is like clearing the air, and filling me with goosebumps and smiles ...

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you. This is the poem that support to have won the famous poem contest. They published the poe.. read more
KEEP WRITING John ! Don't stop !

My eyes are opened wide tonight. Your stories of love are just a metaphor, just a medium for the Heart's Soul for Peace and Love.
The Soldiers Spirit and Soul and how it is sending War- Cries of Peace among Mankind.
I think the Soldiers mind is imprisoned between bars of training to kill and defend and the inner knowing of it's loveless wrong and the Love of Moms Apple Pies and feminine Love. Is the minds only way of touching the Love that we are suppose to be.

The Soldier is trained to do what is against his true nature. Woe the sadness for the soldier that has No one to send letters of love or receive them. No wonder sometimes they share their letters among each other.

Yeah Know Coyote... Couldn't we do something as writers to make sure all soldiers get letters and poems?
Couldn't we ? Who can we talk too?


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

There are organizations. When I was in. Kids send us letter from organization throughout the United .. read more
Cryingkate

2 Years Ago

I will start googling and see what I can find. Thank you for the confirmation :-)
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome dear friend.

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