Lost Soldier

Lost Soldier

A Poem by Sarah

 

Your pillow lost its scent

Your shirt is still on the floor

All a forgotten memory

Walking around day-by-day trying to make it through

I hide behind my suit of armor

For I'm am cracked broken beyond repair

You were my love

 

Lost a life

Another on an ever-growing list

Another in the cold hard ground

Another to never again see the light of day

Wronged in the way of life

Taken far to early

Rivalry taken to extreme

 

Today I make another feat

Here without you I pick up the letters

I reread all those promises of safe being

All the time how you said you couldn't wait to be home

How much you missed my smile

How much you missed a decent meal

All those letters were forgotten that day

The day when they said you wouldn't come home

 

Another lost in the cold-blooded war

Another family asked to move on

Service was a grim feat

I closed your casket with out a last look

The pained expression forever lasting on your face

I wish I could have replaced it with love

This should have been done in many later years

Yet you were

 

My soldier

Set to protect in any way

Die living, breathing hard

For the right you thought you were going to bring

Not afraid of death

Careful and hopeful it wouldn't find you

In this now barren waste land

Time caught you by surprise

And it let your spirit rise

Forever gone from my arms

© 2010 Sarah


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Added on November 25, 2010
Last Updated on December 8, 2010
Tags: War, death, loss, love, heart break, rememberance

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