The Lonely Soldier

lonely soldier

The soldier goes to war
with visions of glory,
of honorable purpose,
courage bolstered by
rhetoric. But there
comes a moment in
battle when he realizes
what death really is
and he is terrified.

There is no adventure
to war. In death, there
is no purpose or choice.
Seeing comrades and young
enemies slaughtered leaves
him sickened with disgust
and shock. All of them dying
without ever knowing what
they truly fought to accomplish.
The glory words die with them
leaving nothing but death…nothing
is worth this. How can war ever
bring peace when it leaves a trail
of blood, broken hearts and lies?

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  2. It’s sad to see so much pro war and military propaganda in the media, the movies, and the videogames nowadays that entice today’s youth into “proudly” taking part of such a disgrace.

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  3. and they wash over the troubles of those that come home scarred for life, like their life was worth nothing at all, i wonder how ed snowden feels, having to flee for being honest, and the world almost silent bar a few who care or are not afraid, amen

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