“Only one Soldier Killed today”
The news Headlines proudly scream;
As if that’s a great
But the soldier who died—
For him I still cry—
That soldier belonged to me.
A dear son, a husband, a father;
We grieve for our loved-one true;
Only one Soldier lies dead today,but
What if that soldier belonged to you?
2011 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets