The Truth About Soldiers

By JennB   

My body withers, my soul waits for release.
My heart is broken, begging for some peace.
My story is almost lost, my legacy isn’t so nice.
With only my courage in tact, I paid that horrible price.
Collateral damage, I’ll always be.
Forgotten by some, others denying me.
Yet I salute, I stand loyal and tall.
I did my duty and that is all.
I’ll never brag, I’ll never wish Ill,
Of the ones who sent me there to kill.
I’ll never be angry at those who don’t understand.
I’ll even defend you, who won’t shake my hand.
I’m not asking for money or fame for a doing my job well
I’m not asking for anything other than my story to tell.
It is me who must carry this heavy weight.
Ever loyal ever faithful even though I know my fate.
I gave my all, sacrificed so much
My life’s forever affected and yours not even touched.
Because that’s what all soldiers do.
They bear that burden so you don’t have to.

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Again, in reference to my daddy and all affected by their service.