Marching Into War

August 27, 2016
By God'sdaughter BRONZE, Irvine, California
God'sdaughter BRONZE, Irvine, California
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Oh, why must you go marching into war?
Why, oh why, please tell me, what must you go for?
I'm proud of you, God judge that I am, but also very scared.

Why must you bare the pain of a country that is despaired?


Oh, for you i'm frightened, frightened to the core.

But, when you come back, i'll be waiting at the door.

So many said they loved their country but never really cared.

I thank you so so much, because to fight you dared.


But still, i'm sad to see you go into all that blood and gore.

Why does gruesome and bloody battle have so very much lore?

I hate to see the pain that all the solders have bared

Now you are risking your life, so that the flag is not tared.


Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

I wish I could thank you more.

We will all be forever thankful that you went marching into war. 

The author's comments:

A boy in my youth group is going into the millitary.  This poem is dedicated to him.

I hope that people who read this have a better understanding of just how horrible war is and realize just how blessed we are to live in a country with such awesome troops.

And to all the solders out there....thank you.  You are in my prayers :) 

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