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Of Gods and Soldiers

December 25, 2010
By WritingAllDay GOLD, Fountain, Colorado
WritingAllDay GOLD, Fountain, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Turn correct side to enemy" - M72 Law Instructions

A walk so brazen
A walk so bold
A walk so true
A walk so broken
A walk so cold
A walk with you

Godless heathens who pray to the heavens
For parlay, forgiveness, recourse
To see parties, happiness and of course
Families and children whose moments they will treasure forever
If a part of them must be lost to the devil's players
Then never will time never be spent ever
With the ones they hold close, and together
With the loved ones they treasure

Violence of action is cruelty
Violence of words is freedom
But in my opinion truely,
The two are for the most part even
Treason is treason with pen, voice or sword
For a God or plant, animal or man
For all men, the gods have a plan
For all men, godly laws are sworn

A soldier's life in battle
Is a sacrifice in honor
Not of country nor government
Not of a mother or a daughter
A sacrifice in honor
Of a great and sacred covenant
Bonds between men and gods
Are evident, relevant

Though the truth may be hidden in smoke and mirror
Or Cloak and dagger
Or behind Shield and spear
Courage and fear
Will connect gods with men forever
The courage to do what in your heart is right
To sacrifice your very life
To give your spirit to a god
Who you may not believe in
If such a god exists, he believes in you
In this I am believing
Of this, I know is true

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for two reasons:

The first was to voice my belief that a soldier's sacrificing of their life for their beliefs is one of the most noble and honorable sacrifices they can give. Also, that if there is a god or gods, then they hold men and women soldiers in the highest regard no matter the cause they stand for.

The second reason, is to express my dislike of war protestors who target soldiers verbally and physically. They should be giving respect, not words of the pen or voice, or pain of the sword.

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on Nov. 14 2011 at 6:30 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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I've been reading through you're work and I really enjoyed reading you're poetry. I share some of the same views and you're writing is refreshing and articulate.