For the Soldiers

July 6, 2010
All the missiles and the bombs,
and the wars like Vietnam,
how dare you say that what they do is not a job!
ide love to see you try to do the things they do,
risking their lives and dreams just for people like you!
you say their cruel and full of hate,
do you know how hard it is to tally another on the slate?
another fallen brother,
another flag sent home,
another person crying,
sitting on the phone.
these people are our brothers, sisters, husbands and wives,
can you look into your familys eyes, and picture them about to die?!
Youll never understand,
the hell that they go through,
but our soldiers always stay true,
to their home of the red white and blue.

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IamtheStargirl said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm
This is beautiful. Even though war is unnessesary. You really portray another side to it all well. Thank you.
thetiedyecrayon said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm
I really liked this poem; the message, the rhythm and the rhymes. There are a few areas with grammar problems but they don't interfere with the actual writing. Overall great job!!
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 6:20 pm

This poem was written with good rhythm, and there was a lot of truth to it. Many soldiers are pure-hearted and courageous. They just want to help.

However, war doesn't do any good. Destroying places and killing people does no good. But it isn't right to blame the soldiers for war's tragedy.

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