Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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

For 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 lay down and die

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

© Susie Swanson, 2015

I send my deepest gratitude to all Veterans
 May God Bless each one !!


  1. Susie, this is a wonderful tribute to all those who have served. Nicely done!

  2. I join you in sending gratitude to the veterans.
    Beautiful writing as usual. So sensitive and so artful at the same time. God Bless.

  3. That's good Susie. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our veterans. It is sad our government doesn't do better by them.

  4. I love your photography! Any way I can get high resolution version of some of my favorites?

  5. Susie, Love this poem . It's a tribute to our vets. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. What a touching poem, Susie. I loved this poem. It was a great tribute to our vets.

  7. Wonderfully written, Susie. How I wish for peace and the day when all fighting and hate are gone and lives are not lost in war.

    Sorry I haven't been by for a while; I'm a little blog weary.