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A Soldier's Thoughts
by SilverCeltic Moon
Wednesday, May 07, 2003

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I will be thinking of you....

It was with a sense of wonder the people stood and stared.
It was a great relief that they no longer had to be scared.
I looked down at the faces of the parents and their children in the crowd.
I felt a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Today I felt so proud.
To be a soldier and to fight for my country, family and life,
I would choose to do it again…and bear the stress and strife.
Not a day goes by I don’t think of the losses and the pain.
Not a night goes by that I don’t miss my family and feel the strain.
Each day I slug through the difficult weather and hard terrain to go
another mile into enemy land…then, the rain clouds part and I see the rainbow.
The promise that greets my tired and gritty eyes and fills them with salty tears.
Suddenly I am five again and experience the world through childish eyes and ears.
I long for the comfort of my loved ones arms and ache for a loving touch.
I miss my parent’s concerned faces and wish I could see them so much.
The job I am doing is important and the strength of my conviction frees me.
It helps me through the darkest nights and doesn’t let the fear of death seize me.
The war is ending, we hear through the lines and through the radio.
We all feel such joy and yet so much sorrow.
Sorrow for all the fallen comrades who will never again feel the warmth of the sun.
Those who would never touch their countries soil or bask in a job very well done.
I’ve seen their bodies lifted out to make that long final journey home at last.
Full well knowing that they have already gone home and this life is in the past.
Upon reaching home’s shore, I will hug my loved one’s to me and say:
“I am so very glad to be home with you, at last, today.”
I know that deep inside, despite all my joy, I will have a part of me that says…
“To my fallen friends, I will be thinking of you now and always.”

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Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 8/17/2003
Makes you think. Well done. Superb!
Reviewed by E. Richardson 7/17/2003
Excellent...absolutely excellent!
Reviewed by Cynthia Pagliolo 5/22/2003
Very thought provoking for us who are not soldiers, you have done a great job. Very intense
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/13/2003
Well done. Good thoughts, yes I too feel for the fallen comrads. Not only as soldiers but as human beings. We all want to live but death is final freedom. GEM
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/8/2003
Thumbs up great job !
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/8/2003
A beautiful tribute and sharing of thoughts.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/8/2003
A deeply moving tribute.Very beautiful.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/8/2003
great tribute...should put this in a frame
surrounded by the red the white and the blue
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/8/2003
This was such an excellent tribute, a masterpiece, so moving,

Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/8/2003
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/8/2003
No tribute can be finer than one that comes from your heart and such is this piece here...noble and beautiful!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/8/2003
Sweet memories.
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza 5/7/2003
very rich and noble....
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/7/2003
A wonderful tribute to soldiers
Be safe in Ireland...
Reviewed by Tiana 5/7/2003
Beautiful tribute from such a beautiful woman! Deeply moved sweetie! hugs
Reviewed by Nancy D. 5/7/2003
A beautiful tribute from your heart.

Reviewed by jude forese 5/7/2003
wonderful write!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/7/2003
Oh, Silver, what a tear jerker, moved me much. A beautiful piece! :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/7/2003
Well thought out.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/7/2003
Bravo this is so excellent a tribute ...
Hugs Peggy
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader) 5/7/2003
This is a fine poem, little lady. A storehouse of memories you have.

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