A Soldiers Prayer

07 Jul

I bled for you – would you for me?

I blessed a skin in blazing fuel
Then took a bullet in a duel of
‘He or I to Die.’

I often question ‘Why? ’
Do you?

My country was my life to give –
Would you for country cease to live?
Sinking in a mire of death,
You have no choice –
So while you’re still alive,

I cried in failure – did you care?
And as I waned, were you aware of
What I did?
Fighting for my country while you hid
Behind your comfort back at home?

Still relaxed?
My wife and children are fading at the tomb.


Posted by on July 7, 2010 in Action, History, Life, Poems, War


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4 responses to “A Soldiers Prayer

  1. Lucy Anne A.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Wow Hannah! This is amazing! And very touching. I dont know how to explain it…… It very emotional and grafic at the same time, which is very rare nowadays. Did you write it yourself? 😉 thumbs up

  2. Josh

    July 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Real good poem Hannah. Just like Lucy Anne says, really touching. 😀

  3. Hannah Tountas

    July 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks guys. I did write it myself Lucy anne 🙂

  4. toasty redhead

    May 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Right on!


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