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Soldiers Know
by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary

Friday, September 11, 2009
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Soldiers Know

Soldiers know nothing of politics,
but only know two things:
Rules of engagement, and
the quest to stay alive,
one more day --
day by day --
one more day!

Soldiers know about religion, and
believe in eternal soul:
they've got to, when
the body's been shot to hell.
The healing comes slowly,
day by day -- one day at a time.

Soldiers know everything about pain,
it comes in a multitude of forms:
physical, spiritual, psychological,
eternal --
in some form or another,
it never goes away.

Soldiers know about sacrifice, and
about duty, but still,
for their children's lives,
they'd do it all again!

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/13/2009
How well you can see through the heart and soul of a dedicated soldier, very moving and deep piece....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/13/2009
And again, and again. It's in their genes and used by the greedy to perfection. It's always been them or us... Much better them than us. We've got religion.

Ron

I would fight to protect my family, too. But hope it never comes to that.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 9/12/2009
Thank you for sharing this... something we all need to remember
Cryssa
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/11/2009
Soldiers know everything about pain,
it comes in a multitude of forms:
physical, spiritual, psychological,
eternal --
These are beautiful lines Dallas. Beautiful poem. Thank you.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/11/2009
They deserve our honor for the things we make them know. Great write.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/11/2009
Powerful, Dallas.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/11/2009
God bless our military and shame on those who down our brave men and women; they don't deserve that; they deserve our support!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/11/2009
DAMN straight, we'd do it again and again and again. Know I would, if the body would let me and I was about 25 years younger ... daughter, sister, niece, cousin of Veterans (all branches). These heroes paved the way for my own military service (USAF). God bless those who serve(d)!!!! Powerful poem, Dallas. Yes. Indeed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/11/2009
Thank you.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/11/2009
Yes they know these things and the pain goes on and on. Your poem brought my tears. Sacrifice in this greedy world is often like pouring light down a black hole. The unappreciation hurts as much as the wounds.



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