To be one among the brave
To walk and live among the blood
Is to be, in your own right, as free as a slave
To each stranger's glance, you give a bold nod!
Yet, your own heart is sick and lonely
You wish for your loved one's company
Even if your eyes try to remain empty
As your mission remains your sole duty!
With an empty soul, you use your gun
While forgetting God, your enemy you stun
Such was your chosen call
The one known as Fate decided it all!
Ode to you brave soldier, in my own way
Be strong and may Mother Courage lead you on her alley!
28th June 2012