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A young boy just 17
proud and strong
joined the Marines.
A dictated life.
No time for children
A home
A wife
A world of bombs
letters in the rain
A life of violence
slaughter and
A soldier
A hero
A Saint of war
Did you ever question
What you were fighting for?
In the name of greed
control and power
Death leaves
The tainted soil sour.
You return home
Boy to Man
Like a native tongue
In a foreign land.
Violent nightmares
The sound of bombs
When guns replaced
Your chance to love.
You left behind a land of blood.
You hit the bottle and
hit it hard.
Then lived your life
behind your bars.
Isolated in your cave.
Far from the land
that made you brave.
Though you killed more
than you ever saved.
Your 62
Short and fat
Try on the uniform
Adjust the hat
Adorn with medal's
You shine like gold.
But the man looking back
now looks so old.
You start a smile
that becomes a snigger
In irony
You pull the trigger.
Your name now written on the wall
In remembrance
For one and all.
Who'd fought in the war
back in the day.
That no amount of words can say.
For the sight of fields now painted red
A grave of remembrance
for all the dead.
No more laughter
life or smiles
For now the poppies
Go on for miles.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Jehan very well written, thoughtful...David

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Wonderful poem about the Terrible... Terry