A Soldier's Lament
"I was what
others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go
and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing for those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought
of eternal loneliness...should I fail.
I have seen the stark face of terror;
felt the stinging cold of fear;
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.
I have cried, pained and hoped....but most of all
I have lived times others would say
were best forgotten
At least someday I will be able to say
that I was proud of what I was.....
|Fred & Penny