A SOLDIER
 
 

I WAS THAT WHICH OTHERS DID NOT WANT TO BE.

I WENT WHERE OTHERS FEARED TO GO,

AND DID WHAT OTHERS FAILED TO DO.

I ASKED NOTHING FROM THOSE WHO GAVE NOTHING,

AND RELUCTANTLY ACCEPTED THE THOUGHT OF

ETERNAL LONELINESS ...SHOULD I FAIL.

I HAVE SEEN THE FACE OF TERROR;

FELT THE STINGING COLD OF FEAR;

AND ENJOYED THE SWEET TASTE OF A MOMENTS LOVE.

I HAVE CRIED, PAINED, AND HOPED ...BUT MOST OF ALL,

I HAVE LIVED TIMES OTHERS WOULD SAY WERE BEST FORGOTTEN.

AT LEAST SOMEDAY I WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THAT I WAS PROUD OF

WHAT I WAS ...
 
 

A SOLDIER


 George L. Skypeck
US Reg TM and Copyright George L.Skypeck, 1978

 
 
 
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