FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

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  • shakeme4life
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This poem is a reminder of the people who make it possible for us to practice freedom of speech, freedom to vote , to love who we want, and most important , we have been given the gift of waking up in a place where we are safe......

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

We have celebrated the soldiers of war,
what about the family at home?
Holding down the main fort,living
without his/her mate's
physical comfort. Left to make
miracles exist with the mostly financial support.

What about the brave soldiers, who didn't make it back ?
The family gets a funeral service, a flag, and a
government check.

Suddenly , the family becomes unfamiliar,
fading away into the shadows,
as if they never existed.
Was the battle truly won, or was
it all in vain ?
The families are definitely still pain .

The soldier is revered as brave, honorable,upstanding
while in war.
Once he returns to civilization he's a chore,
fighting to deprogram his memory of the horrific
sights .
While trying to fit in with ignorant people ,
who could never imagine his plight.
blind to the reason of why
this soldier must sleep with the lights.

Forever trapped in a nightmare,
to look in his eyes it's an evil stare.
people he risked his life to save, now look
on with little care.

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NevillePark commented on FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

01-14-2011

And there are Moms and wive right here who have had to thread that needle and pull together thoughts that might want to eat away at any measure of peace that's theirs as their loved one serves in the middle east. My this serve as tribute to them.

knight4696 commented on FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

12-08-2010

Shake - This is really a beautiful poem. What a tribute ... one of the best I have read in a long time! This is definitely being saved to my faves! :) Ken

shakeme4life

12/14/2010

Awe .... thank you , my uncle loved this one , he is who i wrote it for .....

WriterGenevieve commented on FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

12-02-2010

Wow what a beautiful piece - thank you. It does hit home with me - and I am a veteran and was in Iraq as a civilian with the troops. I have seen many "forgotten" soldiers and many people with so little compassion or empathy - it helps so much for someone to just talk to the vet and to listen to their stories - that can be so healing. Thank you again for this wonderful poem.

fromthespirit commented on FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

12-01-2010

You have brought some sad truths to light " Once he returns to civilization he's a chore". Civilization is sometimes not to civil. Thanks for this very thoughtful and enlightening write.

Teardrops commented on FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS

11-30-2010

Thank you for this poem and yes i so agree my late husband was Viet Nam hero and my son tries every day to accept the fact he is not here . The poem i awesome thank you again Marie

shakeme4life

11/30/2010

No problem , i have people in my family , in the military . I see the importence of support for our soldiers

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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