Jim Milks

Rookie (2/7/1966 / Boston)

A Soldier Didn’t… - Poem by Jim Milks

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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


Comments about A Soldier Didn’t… by Jim Milks

  • Rookie *Trusting You* (6/13/2009 4:51:00 PM)

    yes it is sad how we treat our soldiers that are fighting for our freedom... THANK GOD FOR THE AMERICAN SOLDIER! ! !
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  • Rookie Bonnie Harding (10/12/2007 7:58:00 PM)

    Straight forward and so true... nice job Jim (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011


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