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A Soldier's Angel MAG

April 16, 2010
By broken-dreaming SILVER, Sacramento, California
broken-dreaming SILVER, Sacramento, California
8 articles 6 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am going to leave the past in the past and live for tomorrow- Cheyanne


He holds me close, careful not to make a sound.
We see the bombs explode before us, but we still press on.
We try to stay well hidden, knowing that the slightest movement will get us killed.
He gives me a meal, and speaks to me softly, I know out here I am all he has.
He talks about a wife and kid, I know he misses them. I look at him understandingly, thinking about my family back home. He isn't alone.
Orders are given for us to move on, I walk ahead, until I can't see anymore, and we are surrounded by smoke.
I hear someone yell grenade, and there is no time to run. I pick it up running it to the enemy's side
I turn around to run back before it explodes, but there is no time.
He runs to me with tears in his eyes, I know I am going to die, and he can see it too.
He holds me close crying, like a boy who just lost his dog.
I thump my tail one last time, and lick his tears away, before passing away. Covering me up he whispers to me “You truly are an Angel.”


The author's comments:
This is dedicated to all the brave men women and dogs that sacrifice their lives every day to the country.

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on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:57 am
JessJess96 BRONZE, Town Creek, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people see the world in black and white, but never see the shades of gray. Those shades of gray are the ones that would give me hope, because they open my eyes to so much more." -Me

Oh my goodness. So pretty. I almost started crying!

on Oct. 2 2011 at 11:51 am
TheWolfOfMay SILVER, Dayton, Ohio
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Really? Man, your cousins platoon was really lucky to have that dog.

Alice_C SILVER said...
on Oct. 9 2010 at 3:26 pm
Alice_C SILVER, Edgewood, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
We all have dark secrets, just no one knows them.- Me
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be."-unknown

my brother is in the army, too. He's leaving his little girl to serve others and our country. We all know the risk. And reading this it just shows that they(all the soldier) are making the right decision

on May. 17 2010 at 4:05 pm
broken-dreaming SILVER, Sacramento, California
8 articles 6 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am going to leave the past in the past and live for tomorrow- Cheyanne

When I wrote this poem it was in memory of a war dog named Angel, who was with my cousins platoon. She saved my cousins life, and for this I can't repay her. Even though the Angel in this poem story isn't a real dog, or the action completed are not real, the dog that inspired this is close to my heart forever.


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