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Under Fire (Soldier's Poem)

April 1, 2011
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Our pride is under fire
We're burning where we stand
And every time we start to tire
It's the fear we understand
And in the moment they surround us
We don't think about hte death
Fighting for the lives around us
There's no time for our own breath
Every night we wake up sweating
From the dreams we can't ecape
Every shot we hear deflecting
Bullets faced when we're awake
And the girls back home are waiting
For the letters we can't send
Afraid that we're not coming home
For the life of our best friend
It's sweat, it's blood, it's ecstasy
this life behind a jumping gun
Moments alive just memories
Leading to the final one
We fight for all our brothers
Fight for the rush and for the blood
We fight for freedom and eachother
Till we're face down in the mud
We're under fire

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on Jun. 15 2013 at 9:35 am
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Hey there MyApocoliptic, I am back to read more of your work because it inspires me. Anyway, I thought that this was awesome, and very powerful. My favorite line of yours was "It's sweat, it's blood, it's ecstasy this life behind a jumping gun" I thought that this line really brought out the severity of the position that the soldiers are in. Amazing job, Keep rockin