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Soldier Going To The War

Soldier going to the war--
Will you take my heart with you,
So that I may share a little
In the famous things you do?

Soldier going to the war--
If in battle you must fall,
Will you, among all the faces,
See my face the last of all?

Soldier coming from the war--
Who shall bind your sunburnt brow
With the laurel of the hero,
Soldier, soldier--vow for vow!

Soldier coming from the war--
When the street is one wide sea,
Flags and streaming eyes and glory--
Soldier, will you look for me?

Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Edited: Thursday, June 02, 2011

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  • Joanne Reed (5/10/2012 4:45:00 AM)

    Yeh good i think this fits the description. X x

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  • Brooke Herdman (7/27/2011 6:16:00 PM)

    i love it it so moving it made me cry i just love this POEM

  • Ashleigh Root (6/1/2011 6:49:00 PM)

    This is amazing. It made me cry.. and I NEVER cry when I read stuff like this. It's just.... Wow. (:

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