Another military poem

December 26th, 2004  
Charge 7

Topic: Another military poem

I've had this one on my fridge for years:


I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal lonliness... should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear;
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.

I have cried, pained, and hoped... but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.

At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...

a soldier

- George L. Skypeck
May 3rd, 2005  
I really like this It reminds me of a poem that I've read for a Marine's girlfriend.
May 8th, 2005  
Very nice.