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dying soldiers wish

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dying soldiers wish

                               (8/18/12)

We were soldiers young and brave
Now we lay here in our grave
Does anyone remember me when I lived
And that I had so much to give.

I wanted all the things that everyone else did
But my thoughts I had hid.
Knowing that I was going to war
To a far and distant shore.

I gave my life defending this land
I’m sure you understand that when duty calls
You are there to give freedom a helping hand.

Can you remember the color of my eyes or my hair
Do you remember the moments that we shared.
Do you remember the look and words unspoken
Of how our love would never be broken.

Do you remember my smile or my laughter
Or the goals that we was after.
I do not ask you to live in memories
But just once in a while to think of me.

Your thoughts will put my heart at ease
And I’ll feel your gentle breeze
As you call out my name
Then I’ll know I didn’t die in vain.

Death does not take a back seat to war
Death is always at the door.

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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Wow! So poignant. Excellent write, Louis. Love, Kim

    rams Avatar louis rams
    Date: 8/19/2012 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kim for those beautiful words
  1. Date: 8/18/2012 9:05:00 PM
    That is a beautiful poem. It has a very powerful message. I loved it! :) Great job

    rams Avatar louis rams
    Date: 8/18/2012 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much sabrina