Friday, November 9, 2018

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, 2018

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


  1. Susie, Your poem is a beautiful tribute to all veterans. I am so glad you posted this today. My daughter has a veterans' day tribute in her class every year. Some times the Vets will tell a bit about their service duties. It's sad that some of her older vets from previous years have passed on. Hope you are feeling better. I think of you often. Blessings to you and your family, love you so much, xoxo, Susie

  2. Such a wonderful tribute to America's military. Thank you!!

  3. Excellent tribute poem to all who have served, Susie!

  4. That is such a wonderful tribute honoring our veterans! Thank you, Susie. Mother talked about the terrible nightmares Daddy had for years after being in WW2 in Europe. I am thankful for those who protect our country.

  5. Thank you Susie. Our service men and women deserve our continued gratitude. They are the reason we are free.