Poems for the Soldiers
This page is to honor all the Soldiers with poems that have been sent to us.
Unfortunatley, we do not know who the Authors of these poems are.
If any of these poems are copyright, we apologize.
We would like to give the rightful Authors proper credit.
Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers, You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives, You put on hold, your dreams—your lives.
On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
With a hand upon my heart, I feel
The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
He didn't die because he was sick, or he didn't die because he was in a wreck.
He died doing what he felt was right.
I watched a father try to hold back his tears,
I stood and watched as a little girl cried.
She didn't understand why her brother had passed on;
and he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in
and the deeds that he had done.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors,
his tales became a joke,
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
for ol' Bob has passed away,
He won't be mourned by many,
just his children and his wife.
He held a job and raised a family,
quietly going on his way;
When politicians leave this earth,
their bodies lie in state.
Papers tell of their life stories,
from the time that they were young,
Is the greatest contribution,
to the welfare of our land,
Or the ordinary fellow,
who in times of war and strife,
The politician's stipend
and the style in which he lives,
While the ordinary soldier,
who offered up his all,
It's so easy to forget them,
for it is so long ago,
that our Bob's and Jim's and Johnny's,
It was not the politicians,
with their compromise and ploys,
Should you find yourself in danger,
with your enemies at hand,
Or would you want a Soldier,
who has sworn to defend,
He was just a common Soldier
and his ranks are growing thin.
For when countries are in conflict,
then we find the Soldier's part,
If we cannot do him honor,
while he's here to hear the praise,
Perhaps just a simple headline,
in the paper that might say:
In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last
Conditions Where Not Always Best They Could Be Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:
From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols
Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas
Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams
They Would Come Home, They Would Resume And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives
The P.O.W.¹S Stood Steadfast
Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War
They Would Come Home, They Would Resume And Carry On the Rest Of Their Lives
Medics, Nurses, and Chaplains Alike
Did What They Needed To Bring Back Life
They Mended Bones And Bodies Too, They Soothed the Spirits of Dying Souls
And for Those M.I.A¹S, Who Were Left Behind
We Echo This Message Across the Seas
In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers, In Our Minds For All Time
A Moment of Silence, a Moment of Summons
Is Their Deliverance of Body And Soul
In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers In Our Minds For All Time
INTERLUDE: GOLD STAR MOTHERS GRIEVE: ENDLESSLY, ENDLESSLY, ENDLESSLY.......
These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds
They¹re Our Husbands, Fathers, and Sons
They Had Honor, They Had Valor, They Found Glory That Change Them Forever
Men Standing Tall and Proud They be
A Country Behind Them in a Solemn Sea
In the Sun, In the Rain In the Winds Across This Land
Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here
Gathering Around to Hear This Sound
In the Sun, In the Rain, In the Winds Across This Land
In the Sun, In the Rain, In the Winds For All Time
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