ODE TO A BRAVE SOLDIER

“Only one Soldier Killed today”

The news Headlines proudly scream;

As if that’s a great

Room At the Cross for You

military victory.

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

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2 Responses to ODE TO A BRAVE SOLDIER

  1. mcurry09 says:

    Doug, thanks so much for these wonderful posts. They are definitely heart-felt.

  2. poetdoug says:

    Reblogged this on Poetdoug's Blog and commented:

    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT ALL OUR MILITARY

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