The Rose of a Soldier

The rose I lay upon your casket
as the soldiers fold the flag

Reminds me of the blood you shed
and makes me very sad.

I remember what you said to me
the day you had to leave…

You had just said goodbye to them
and then you turned to me.

“Baby Girl, you’ll see me soon.
Take care of yourself and know-
I want to start a life with you
as soon as I get home.”

I didn’t hear from you at all.
Still, days and nights passed by.

I got a pen and paper,
and then I began to write.

“I hope to see you soon, my love.
Take care of yourself and know-
I want to spend my life with you-
be safe and come back home.”

It wasn’t long after that,
a soldier knocked on my door.

He told me the man I loved so much
had died fighting in the war.

He also gave me the letters
I thought you forgot to write.

I read each letter carefully
with tears streaming from my eyes-

“Baby Girl, you’ll see me soon.
Take care of yourself and know-
I am going to spend my life with you
as soon as I get home.”





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biggy mama said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm
this is one of the best poems ive ever read myman is i afghanistan and i hvent heard from him
 
Hardrock_princess replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Thank you for telling me that; I'm glad to know that you liked my poem.

And your man is doing a VERY great thing for us all. I will be praying that you hear from him soon.

 
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