what its like to be that soldier?
risking your life and sacrificing alot
but not every one can call themselves that
think of what you do during the day while they dont sleep
that chance to not come back home, their families that weap
scary?? hearing and seeing bullets fly
rounds striking skin battle buddies that die
feeling of mortar rounds striking the ground beneath your feet
IED's exploding under one of your battles HUMMWV
the sound of a 50 cal going off nite and day
bodies falling around them now what do you have to say?
you think your story is hard
try being a soldier for once and you tell me
try living their life and seeing what they see
days in and days out with no relief
and you say you think your scared??
im scared for their families grief
being a soldier is not what you think, its what you are
being strung up in a gang killing dont make you that star
that real soldier is defending this country and whats right
firing rounds down range not giving up with out a fight
seeing your buddies shot and die with their blood on your hands
are you really that soldier or do you stand back in the stands?
waking up and breathing each day hoping its not the last you make
the fear is what keeps them alive but thats a give or take
soldiers losing everything that they once adored
spouses leaving them cuz they cant wait or get bored
its not easy being that soldier even from the good you do
its not a get up one day, kill and walk away thinking you're through
when you're a soldier thats what you are each morning you wake
you live it and you breathe it in with out a rest or break
by Taneia J. Nelson