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The little soldier boy

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The little soldier boy

His daddy is fighting in Iraq.
His mommy is fighting tears.
His brother is fighting death.
He is fighting his desolation and fears.

Friends are but a dream
and companions are an illusion.
School is a concentration camp,
but he stands, though alone, in the midst of confusion.

His training school is loneliness.
His milestones are fears, thrust in lies.
His only weapon is faith
and his bullets are soft "hallelujah" cries.

Strength left his fragile body
and he lost the fight in life so coy,
yet on his knees he conquered agony
and I call him the little soldier boy.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 5:38:00 AM

    My husband was a soldier in Iraq. I cried when I read this... powerfully moving. It ends the way it began. thanks for writing this.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:23:00 PM

    an emotional and deep view of a soldier. A picture of innocence and acceptance without understanding. I really like this one. (fav'd as well!)