Dont Ask Me.......

March 6, 2009
By Brett Baxter BRONZE, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Brett Baxter BRONZE, Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Don’t ask me……...to make my family
worried, sad
Don’t ask me……...to break my mothers
heart
Don’t ask me……...to leave my wife, my
kids, my mother, and my father
Don’t ask me……...to leave my belongings,
my friends
Don’t ask me……...to fight for what
is right
Don’t ask me……...to be someone, anyone
Don’t ask me……...to become a doctor, an
actor, or a chemical engineer
Don’t ask me……...to live everyday life,
or to be a normal person
Don’t ask me……...to put others before
myself
Don’t ask me……...to die a coward, or die
a fool’s death
Don’t ask me……...to waste my life sharing a
foolish dream
Don’t ask me……...to do anything unselfish,
caring, respectful, or worthwhile
Even if you don’t like it……………..I AM A SOLDIER
I will do all of this and you don’t even have to ask me
Because I WILL leave my family
I WILL fight for what is right for I AM A SOLDIER
I WILL protect this country even if it means I’ll never see
my family again
I WILL stand for what is right no matter what happens, no
matter the cost
For I love this beautiful land that God has given to us
For I AM A SOLDIER………I don’t care if you think I’m
a hero, a guardian, or a savior
Because I know I’m just the same as all of you, I’m
just an everyday citizen who lives his life to the fullest........and you can be to.


The author's comments:
I am just normal kid. I like to write. My favorite type of writing is poetry. What inspired me is that we were talking about wars in our class. I then thought that a poem about a soldier would be good. I sat down and started writing and I included my beliefs and my interests in this piece.

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