Unknown Solider

Unknown Solider

A Poem by Michael Wright



See that man yonder


The one on the bench


The one addressing to pigeons


He was sent to war as a young man


Returned as something wholly different


Today, he just cannot survive the pain


His dreams are full of what he saw


He will not share those visions


Wishing to harm no one with them


War tore lines upon face


Mapping out part of the story


They say he carries the PTSD 


The blood of too many innocents


Nightmares shredding his sleep 


His days filled with anguished visions


There are no means of escape


It all remains within his own mind


He is forever locked away, with no prison 


For  there are no more battle lines to defend


He has become the real Unknown Solider....


© 2017 Michael Wright



Author's Note

Michael Wright
Rough Draft Really - will continue to work it
6/21/2015 second draft

At times I find that a line can be better or said with stronger words

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So unfair that so many suffer from this illness. My father fought in Vietnam, and went missing for several months. When he returned, he was a different person (anyone would be). To this day, I've never asked him about his experiences, out of respect.

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

It s Tragic the stories they have and that they all go unnoticed.

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Hi Michael,I'm shite at reviewing,I like what I like and this I like a lot

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

Thank you kindkly sir
So unfair that so many suffer from this illness. My father fought in Vietnam, and went missing for several months. When he returned, he was a different person (anyone would be). To this day, I've never asked him about his experiences, out of respect.

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

It s Tragic the stories they have and that they all go unnoticed.

Thanks for you re.. read more
this really hit me hard. several friends went to Nam and came back so different, a part of them died there, and that part could never be reborn...there will always be gaps for them...such an illogical war, such traumatic repercussions.



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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

That is one reason why I wrote this.
The wounds that none can see are often the most difficult to heal. I've known a few soldiers who saw heavy combat on deployment and I think they would agree with some things said here. It's sometimes said that nobody understands a soldier except another soldier.

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

I agree the reason why I wrote this
Wow, good devotion to soldiers! Liked it!

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

the second draft is better thankfully Thank you
Well it's a very good rough draft. The font is small so it was a little difficult to see, but I like it so much, kept getting closer to the screen to read. It's a sad life, and your descriptions are very good. To imagine, that soldier evokes much imagery of the life he once had, how he's changed, the trauma he endured, and I'm certain it would be so difficult to talk with anyone about what he's experienced. The title is fantastic. So many have to deal with this alone and it's a tragedy. Heartbroken and torn. I really enjoyed it. Thanks...Dale

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

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Michael Wright

2 Years Ago

I apologize for the font and thank you for a thought review
Confuser

2 Years Ago

You're welcome! Keep writing....& thank you....Dale
Confuser

2 Years Ago

Like the way it looks; all those t's blend and look like crosses.

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Michael Wright
Michael Wright

Springfield, MA



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I am 50, single Retired, I am a novice to this writing world. I am learning each day. I do not share all my writing with you. I look forward to chatting with many of you. I will only review writin.. more..

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