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I look to my left,
See my best friend.
Fallen and gone,
He has come to his end.

I look to the sky,
Recite a quick prayer.
Pick up my gun.
Say, “this isn’t fair”.

He was still a boy,
Barely eighteen years old.
Fighting for his country,
In a world so cold.

Bombs fly overhead
As my brothers die.
One by one,
I say good-bye.

Americans protest
Saying, “no more war”.
Do they think I want this?
Who am I fighting for?

Through rain, sleet, and snow,
I’ll stand here with my gun.
And when I return,
My job will be done.





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PoeticallyCorrect said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm
WOW
 
MacSchiff replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm
  thanks(:
 
PoeticallyCorrect replied...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm
WELCOME
 
Dominicano_Loco said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 8:33 am
man... i read this and my mind goees to all the family i have fighting over seas... thank you so much for writing about the soldiers struggle. this is a great poem. the imagery puts me right in the battle field and makes me think the warriors thoughts. well done.
 
MacSchiff replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm
awe thank you that means a lot.  I am thinking about your family overseas! 
 
Basketball23 said...
Dec. 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Wow.  This is so touching and sad :(
 
MacSchiff replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm
thank you !
 
Applejuice said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 7:26 pm
I really like this. It is amazing.
 
MacSchiff replied...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm
thank you so much!
 
Supernova;) said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm
I cried when i read this i absolutely loved it.
 
MacSchiff replied...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm
awe thank you!
 
whitetiger303 said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Did u have someone die in the navy or war or something. But i like your poem it's very heartfelt and touching i almost cried reading it.
 
MacSchiff replied...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm
no, I never had anyone die in the navy or army or wars or anything.  Both my grandpas were in the war, one was a pilot and one was a medic, but neither died.  I just wrote this one day.  I believe I was listening to Have you Forgotten by Darrel Worley.
 
Powd3er said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 11:18 am
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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manule replied...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm
i like this poem
 
MacSchiff replied...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm
well thank you(:
 
Starrlyt replied...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm
wow....wow...i usually read nothing to do with war. I think it's well stupid. But this is an amazing poem....
 
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