Just Another Soldier

 

 

JUST ANOTHER SOLDIER

 

 

Just Another Soldier

 

He was just another soldier

Who was called into the war

Among the many heroes

I had seen his face before.

 

Just barely out of high school

Still wet behind the ears

And called to serve his country

I felt his mother's tears.

 

When they handed him his papers

He stood there like a man

His family, filled with sorrow

They could not understand.

 

To fight for truth and valor

To make an oath with God

To know of future perils

On foreign soils abroad.

 

To know the sounds of gunfire

To lay awake at night

To fear the evening shadows

And hope for morning light.

 

To dread the looming forces

Pressing onward, come what may

To place his life in danger

With every passing day.

 

He waited for a letter

So many miles from home

Just praying for an answer

And feeling so alone.

 

He was just another soldier

Like many you will meet

A son, a friend, a brother

The boy just down the street.

 

Author/Written By:

Marilyn Ferguson

©2005

 

 

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This poem is dedicated to the many brave

young men who gave their lives for our

country and to all those who have served or

are currently serving in the armed forces

overseas.

 

 

Graphic is used with

the permission of:

Ultimate Designs

 

 

Music:

"Amazing Grace"

 

 

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