A Soldier:Who is never off duty


Somewhere in the night a quiet;
Professional is waiting.
He does not care that he is tired;
That his hardened body is sleep deprived
He is unbroken and vigilant in his task.
The dry terrain grips our men;
The burning sun teasing their bodies.
Their army fatigues and loadede guns;
Add to the pressure under the sun.
Unselfishly,he left his father and his mother;
He left behind his sisters and his brothers;
Leaving his beloved children and wives.
He put on hold,his dreams and his life.
Without his sacrifice their cause would be lost;
But you carried onward,no matter the cost.
There is a discipline in a soldier;
You can see it when he walks.
There is a honour in a soldier;
You hear it when he talks.
There is a courage in a soldier;
You can see it in his eyes.
There is a loyalty in a soldier;
That he will not compromise.
There is something in a soldier;
That makes him stand apart.
A soldier is the reason;
Our land is "home of the free".
A soldier is the one that is brave;
Protecting you and me.
There are not words big enough;
There is not a hug strong enough.
There is not a smile wide enough;
All i can offer is thank you.
-@ARJ

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