Friday, May 24, 2019

A Warrior




I have fought a hundred battles
In my mind I've seen it all
I have raised my gun against the enemy
And seen my comrades die and fall

I have carried the armor of courage
Always wanting to do my part
On land, sea, jungles and deserts
It will always lay heavy on my heart

To my brothers and sisters that have fallen
I will always remember them well
So much sacrifice, they gave their all
In that place we all called hell

Inside the battles are still raging
In my mind I still see and hear
Mortals, shells and the enemy
In my sleep they still appear

Yet each day I try to carry on
Although I have cried many tears
If I had to do it over again
I would shed my coat of fears

And walk straight into battle
With my head held mighty high
For the freedom I fight hard for
I am willing to lie down and die

I will always be a Warrior
Even after I'm dead and gone
Please do not forsake me
Fly old Glory proud and strong

© Susie Swanson, 2019

5 comments:

  1. So appropriate for this holiday weekend. Wonderful tribute to those who have served.

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  2. This is a wonderful tribute. Our grandfather died in WWII. Even though we never knew him, I am grateful for him and all who served and preserved our freedom.

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  3. Your poem is beautiful!

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  4. This is a very touching poem, Susie.
    A wonderful tribute to our veterans.

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