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Below is the poem entitled A PICTURE OF WAR which was written by poet craig schaber. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I fought in a war a few many years ago they called it Vietnam but I called it hell. My unit 
and I were in battle it was starting to get dark and somehow the unit got separated. I 
keep walking through the jungle to find them. But out of nowhere I herd gun fire I know 
rite then I had just been ambushed I took more bullets then I could count. I know it has 
been year’s sense that night but it feels like it happened yesterday. When my unit 
found me they thought I was dead but somehow I had hung on. I had lost so much 
blood it was not a pretty sight they all thought I was going to die for sure. The pain 
was so unbearable I just wanted to die. I still hung on I am not quite sure why I really 
thought I was going to die. But God had his hands on me if it would not have been for 
the miracle God gave me I would not be telling you this story. I thank God everyday for 
saving my life that night. Because getting shot by fifteen bullets is quite a fright I should 
have died that night. But God had something better for me in his plan. After the war 
they gave me a purple heart but I must have had a heart of steal to make it through. 
My unit gave me a nickname which I carry with me now still today. They call me the 
silver bullet the brave soldier who lived.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 2:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on our poetry being featured this week Craig. Love, Carol

    schaber Avatar craig schaber
    Date: 4/15/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 4/15/2012 6:49:00 AM
    This does paint the horrors of war as I read it. My father died years ago from agent orange. He had been picked to go into Vietnam before the wars started. He left the war but the war never left him. Please read my three pieces dedicated to him; Confessions of a soldier, Midnight tears, Letters from the battlefield.

    schaber Avatar craig schaber
    Date: 4/15/2012 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks and i will read them take care. my father was there to.
  1. Date: 4/8/2012 8:28:00 PM
    wow man powerful stuff, great work.

    schaber Avatar craig schaber
    Date: 4/13/2012 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks 4 your kind words