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A Soldiers Salute

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A Soldiers Salute

Bombs keep on falling
Bullets keep flying
No matter how brave
Our soldiers are dying

Held in their trenches
Under the rain
With photos of families
Mixed memories and pain

Marching through fields
Thinking of home
And if there'll ever be peace
On our troublesome dome

Beyond the horizon
They hope for the door
To enter their home
And behind leave the war

Wives all indoors
Thinking the worst
Individually hoping
Not to be cursed

Hoping for peace
Through the flight of a dove
Praying to God
The safe return of their love

One minute of silence
Is what they may say
Though it seems not enough
For the price they do pay

Love, Thanks and Respect
Seems the only way
To salute our brave soldiers
On their remembrance day.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2010 4:53:00 PM
    Good one honoring our men and women who go to the battle front for our freedom..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Welcome to soup..May your stay be long and many poems be posted for us to read..Sara

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 3:57:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your poetry tonight with its creative theme.. my youngest son is serving in Iraq right now so this read is so apropos.. hope your time on the Soup will be fun and full of sharing.. check out the contests...too.. good luck with luv..