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Search for Tomorrow

Bruised and battered from warfare’s strife, A soldier walks wearily fro And deserts his post and his life, Desperate in search for tomorrow, Ashamed and sickened with sorrow. The present day holds no promise, Each moment carries fear so deft, Broke by horror and evil’s abyss, Broke in faith, a bare soul bereft, Scarred memory all that is left. He dreams of life untouched by war, Where kindness and loving peace grow; He hopes as he swings wide the door And dreams of a better tomorrow; He dreams as he lets his blood flow. Desperate in search for tomorrow, He dies for the future to know. 10-31-2018

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Date: 10/31/2018 7:16:00 AM
This poem is expressive, emotional and very meaningful, Deb. War and its negative effects start taking their toll. Regards // paul
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:52:00 PM
Thanks so much, Paul, for these words of support. I appreciate your comments. This was a dark poem, as befits the impact of war upon a warrior. I'm glad it spoke to you.
Date: 10/30/2018 1:42:00 PM
I agree with the sentiments expressed in your captured the emotions well, Deb. They return from war to find a world not so friendly..often in despair.
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:50:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. I tried to convey the sense of desperation as I wrote this poem. I'm glad it transferred to the reader. War, and the sacrifices it demands, is desperate.