Soldiers Goodbye

November 13, 2011
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Ours is not to question why
Ours is but to do and die
If I fall and do not rise
Leave me there, say goodbye
If you pray with hopes forlorn
Then pray you'll live to see the morn

As I lay beneath the night
I struggle with all my might
To live to see another day
Or at least the sun's first ray's
It does not matter if we win
We all fall in the end

As my spirit slowly falls
I can hear that fateful call
As my eyes mist up in a haze
I can feel Death's icy gaze
As I die my last thoughts
Are not of pain nor of loss

But that I fight no more this world
And I leave life without remorse
'twas not mine to question why
Just my place to do and die
And I wonder what will happen most
It does not matter, I'm but a ghost.

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FULLSTOP said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 10:04 am
i think it was a really good poem and you captured that the soldier has no place to question why. I gave it a 4 out of 5. good job! please will you check out some of my work? thanks!
Chris2A replied...
Oct. 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm
First time I've been able to get on and check this out in a long while, sorry for the delay! Seeing as I'm now active duty this is a lot more fitting than I originally thought. I definately will.
LoudDreamer said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm
4 stars. This is very moving, the first line reminds me of Charge of the Light Brigade and the rest is nearly as good. the second to last line was odd, but it kinda seemed to fit. good job!
Chris2A replied...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Thanks! That's actually what made me think to start this. The rest just sorta happened.
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