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Soldier

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

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Soldier

Enemy captures one of our own,  
his family wondering if he will make it back home 
Left in darkness cold and alone,  
not a meal in sight to feed his skeleton bones 
Sacrificing his life for strangers he don’t even know,  
had to leave his family all alone 
Fighting for our country so we can be free,  
when all along he's being tortured in a place unknown 
Face is cut, bruised and scarred,  
from the hands of his enemies who are now in charge 
Sounds in the distance of grenades and bombs,  
he kneels down to pray,  
“Lord help me get through another day” 
Never knowing when its day or night,  
left in a dark cement room with no sun light  
The door opens his enemy steps in, only to beat him once again 
Hiding in the corner in a fetal position,  
taking another beating for the country in which he lives in  
Enemy leaves the cold dark room, leaving the soldier bruised and confused 
Wanting to end his life to spare anymore pain,  
he thinks about his family once again 
He was born an American he knows not to give up 
Hearing fighter jets flying overhead  
hoping his comrades are coming to spare his life  
He hears footsteps in the distance, he tries to stand up,  
the beatings that he has endured have left him unable to fight 
Footsteps turn into gun fire, a moment of silence 
The door opens, his comrades lift him up and take him into the night  


From soldier to POW a second chance at life  
Receives his medals and is returned to his wife  
A husband, a father, an American hero 

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  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:45:00 PM
    How hard it must be for our soldiers to endure being a P.O.W. PTSS is common among them and it is easy to understand why. Your poem, is a marvelous tribute and one that should be read often. Allan

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 1:57:00 AM
    a heroic tribute, Kim , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* Skat *

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Kim ! - Nice to read your first poem here.- A very deep poem. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:12:00 AM
    wow, Kim, your pen has spoken to me.. this is one of the most impressive first poems I've ever read... Deep, the poem is overwhelming. , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Confer Avatar Kim Confer
    Date: 9/2/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!