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Soldier
by Peter Paton
Monday, May 15, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Kahlil Gibran

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The warrior cleans his trusted sword with professional diligence

he knows his life depends on its sharpness

you are only as good as your last result in life

and time has a magical way of dimming the pain

as the sun bleaches his hair golden brown

his tanned skin a reflection of where he has been

he has lost many comrades along the way

the enemy and fate has had a field day

but still this ubeatable champion is stoicly unbowed

neither age nor discouragement gets in his way

everyone he has loved all along the way

and he always has found time to rest and play

when he is in love, he is at his consummate best

cutting and hacking, the trail that he must blaze

so he mounts up his steed once again

and parts the fallen ivy that has strewn his way

his visage is strong and his demeanour austere

a desert nomad that roams the vast rolling plains

who is aware the foe subtlely changes itself

both within and without

and the biggest battle is with oneself

so he leaves behind a trail for you to find

where you can follow to capture his heart

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
 
Soldier
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Reviewed by jude forese 5/29/2006
flawlessly potent poetry ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/28/2006
The reluctant soldier is the best. The one who, when the battle is over, returns home and exchanges his sword for the plow.

Ron
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/18/2006
wonderful write that keeps your attention all the way!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 5/17/2006
Peter,

Perhaps the best poem from you yet. You capture the reader into the story with the first line and make it unable for them to not read until the end. Fantastic!

Cynthia
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/15/2006
This is an excellent write, keep up the great work and be blessed in the writing, five stars for you
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/15/2006
The Hero is a great and dedicated teacher to all of those who follow the Hero's path. Hero's take charge and lead the masses to incredible walls that are scalable, using the cutlery of the sword to sharpen victory! And then...Hero's, both chiseled male and female...take that victorious moment to the silk and rose boudoir and love each other heroicly! A charging write, Peter!

Sage
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/15/2006
...how thine armour dost shine............because YOU stand behind, it. vis-a-vis ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/15/2006
This is a wonderful write, loved it!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/15/2006
You are in your consumate best, Peter
Wonderful write
thanks for sharing
love and peace
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/15/2006
You're verse gives the thoughts of a professional soldier who gives up everything for his beliefs. There is no other love for him greater than victory. His heart breaks often throughout the ages.

Kahlil Gabran was one of the wisest men I've read. I'm happy that we share the same prophet's verses.

Susan
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 5/15/2006
Lovely, lovely, lovely Peter. This was so profoundly beautiful..

Love From This Dove
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 5/15/2006
I don't see this as tribute to past, men but all men who keep the faith and make their ample shoulders available to all who need them.. Art
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/15/2006
Great insight into the bold men of the past. Well done Peter
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/15/2006
Peter you write the role of the hero with keen insight!It takes one to know one;-) A stellar poem, beautifully expressed!

eT
Reviewed by Silvia Hartmann 5/15/2006
Oh that's wonderful. I love the hero. I always wanted to be one. I really enjoyed, no I was delighted to find this today - thank you!

SFx



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