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We Were Soldiers
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart

Thursday, August 07, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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We Were Soldiers
By La Belle Rouge

we were soldiers, he and i
he wore the uniform
i was just worn

we were young and naive
dreams to dream
love to make

a life interrupted by war
he went and i stayed
waiting for what?

he fought the bloody war
i fought the unseen war
of hopelessness

but we were both soldiers
burdened with memories
of dead dreams

of tenderness abandoned
wounded soul scars
love unmade

we were soldiers he and i
warring every day
with ghosts

of what shouldn’t have been
until we became shadows
of what should

remaining now to wage war
on our own desolation
in a long nightmare

soldiers then, soldiers now
fighting a battle
we can’t win

8/7/2008 La Belle Rouge

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Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 8/11/2008
You just keep getting better & better... great writing!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/8/2008

Very sad write. There's so much involved with PTSD. It takes so much love and understanding to cope with this disorder. Only special people could live with one that suffers from it. Thank You for this write of awareness. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/7/2008
Oh how disheartening this piece is, yet it has a solemnity about it that just grabs the heart and refuses to let go. Very tender emotions, of a time apart, yet each doing their part to somehow get through....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/7/2008
Sad brilliant poem. The way you weave and lead us through this travesty of love lost. Excellent . Liz
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/7/2008
Belle, this is excellent, simply excellent.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/7/2008
Gobsmacked! WOW! Powerful write, Belle; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/7/2008
But, side by side on day they can enter together the fog of the future and be out of sight from prying and judgmental eyes.

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 8/7/2008
This moved me to tears! War is always Heartbreak Hell, for those that fight and for those who wait. The man or woman who experienced war's Hell never really recover and that is the tragedy of war. LOVE! Sissy
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 8/7/2008
I've been researching a book on PTSD for over a year, Belle. This poem screams about that subject. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/7/2008
This is your very best write Belle. It screams of the frustration, anger, pain and confusion of wars then and now. The soldiers are not the only victims and the families,wifes, mothers, fathers, sisters brothers and children all are part of any war we engage in.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/7/2008
This pays tribute to the sacrifices made not only by our soldiers, but their loved ones - powerful, La Belle, powerful. As the daughter, sister, niece, cousin of Veterans, as well as a Veteran, myself, thank YOU for remembering.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

War is hell. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/7/2008
we were soldiers he and i
warring every day
with ghosts

An extremely sad battle that many have had to fight, down through the pages of human history.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/7/2008
Very well said Belle. Yes, not all casualties take place on the battlefield. Many souls are also lost on the homefront for soldiers are left behind as well. Very touching write my friend. God bless.
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