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I am a Soldier

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Below is the poem entitled I am a Soldier which was written by poet Jesse Kaler. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I am a Soldier

i am a soldier i fight every day
i am a soldier i but still i fall on my knees and pray
standing here with my rifle in hand
the blasts go off, yet here i stand
hit once in the chest
and once in the back
i will never fall unless only to pray.
i look to my right and there i see
Jesus the Messiah looking back at me
arms raised, palms to the sky
he lets me know i will not die
"be calm my son for you are safe"
i say to him in a shaky tone
"but all i feel is nothing but hate"
he tells me again, "worry not
stay calm, keep your eyes to the skies above"
i nod as an answer to him
i look up and see only a patch of blue
"do you see the good in this place of bad?
when i count to three you will wake up in bed"
"Father i'm asleep, this hell is just a dream?"
he nods and says 
ONE,
TWO,
then THREE
i wake up and gasp clasping my hands 
looking up to the sky
to be praying again
i can still see the intense love in his eyes
i understand now that i heard no lies...
i am a soldier i fight every day
i am a soldier but still i fall on my knees and pray.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Leonora's "Waking Up" contest Jesse. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 12:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Jessie love xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 8:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win my dear Jesse! Thank you so much for your full support! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:53:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Jesse. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

    Kaler Avatar Jesse Kaler
    Date: 11/9/2012 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you carol have a great weekend too
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 6:24:00 PM
    Good write. Enjoyed the read.

    Kaler Avatar Jesse Kaler
    Date: 11/9/2012 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you matt. have a great wknd