The Heart of a Solder
A soldier is a warrior,
Who puts his country, his beliefs, or his duty
And, should he be recognized,
He will receive great honor and recognition.
Just wearing his uniform,
Fills those who behold him with respect.
And he will be revered.
A soldier comes back a changed man.
Stronger, with better abs and biceps,
And with a broken heart.
But he will be revered.
Not those who broke his heart.
Because a soldier will be revered
For being a heroic survivor.
Unless he isn’t.
Unless he is dead.
And that leaves those who are revered with broken hearts.
And those without the broken hearts have no hearts at all.
Copyright © Eliana Rachel | Year Posted 2015
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