A Soldier’s Last Entry

*For the soldiers that enter but never leave the battlefield. 

I bid my loved ones quite possibly the last time

As they watch me stride off to the battlegrounds

This roaring in my ears I hear

Should fear be this loud?

There are shots and red and unblinking eyes

It makes me wish to run

But duty and love fuels this roaring

To let me draw fresh blood

Though the country will know of my bravery

And nothing of my name

My greatest source of warmth

Comes from knowing my family and home are safe 

– a.h.

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