Treasure Island

Jim Milks

(2/7/1966 / Boston)

A soldier didn’t…


A soldier didn’t ask…
To be called a governmental slave
A soldier didn’t ask…
To put his friends into an early grave

A solider did ask…
You to stand beside him and fight for the freedom we all crave
A solider did ask…
To stand behind him and you too will be saved

A solider didn’t expect…
To have to become a diplomat
A solider didn’t expect…
To be treated like a doormat

A solider did expect…
To do all of his fighting in combat
A solider did expect…
To one day grow old and fat

Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011
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