Mark R Slaughter


Soldier's Ghost


I bled for you - would you for me?

I blessed a skin in blazing fuel
Then took a bullet in a duel of
‘He or I to Die.'

I often question ‘Why? '
Do you?

My country was my life to give -
Would you for country cease to live?
Sinking in a mire of death,
You have no choice -
So while you're still alive,
Rejoice!

I cried in failure - did you care?
And as I waned, were you aware of
What I did -?
Fighting for my country while you hid
Behind your comfort back at home?

Still relaxed?
My wife and child are fading at the tomb.


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Submitted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012

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  • Rookie Matthew Christopher (4/13/2012 12:05:00 PM)

    Reminds me of Ungaretti's war poetry!
    just amazing and very powerful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Wendy Thopliss (11/29/2010 8:25:00 PM)

    Hi Mark love this poem, we do think of you but this poem makes us think even more, well done. (Report) Reply

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