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Lonely Soldier And An Enemy - Poem by Chris G. Vaillancourt

The soldier cleaned his gun in anticipation
for the battle he would be fighting. His mind

was focused on his job. His heart was centred
on his illusions. Lonely soldier in a uniform

without a mind of his own. His officers
received their orders from somewhere else,

from men and women who were fighting a
war of greed. Death was nothing more then

a statistic which would be tabulated and
toned down for the media. Not good to let

the world know the actual cost of human
life in the adventure. A tear fell from his

eyes at the thought of how many men he
had killed. He remembered sitting in his kitchen

talking to his wife and making plans for
the future. That was until somebody

somewhere far away had determined
the future was not his to plan. So he worked

at his task in mind of constant wonder at
the waste he was trained to create. His

entire purpose in life was to kill and so he
killed as best he could. The faces of the

enemy reminded him of himself. Other men
who had sat at home with their wives talking

about their futures together. Such a waste of
young ambition by the old men and women who

sat comfortable in the governments of life.
Lonely soldier surrounded by his comrades

all of whom equally trained to hate and kill.
Ah, but the bands would play and the magic

of hero dust would fall upon the shoulders
of the men at arms. How brave they would

be in the battle with their blood splattered
all over their clean uniforms. The solider knew

he fought for a cause but it was odd that
the cause was never quite explained, save

for speeches on freedom and destruction
and illusions of happiness when the enemy

were all dead. Lonely soldier was startled by
an enemy as he cleaned his gun. The two

men glared at one another wondering who
would die first. Soldier and enemy came to

a major decision. Each stripped off their clothes
and stood naked in front of one another.

Two naked men. Without their uniforms.
Now which of them was the enemy?


Comments about Lonely Soldier And An Enemy by Chris G. Vaillancourt

  • Rookie Gold Fish (10/12/2009 10:03:00 PM)

    Another work of art. This poem drives home a humbling thought that there are consequences for every decision and war is no exception. Those government officials with their elegant splendor play and party hard, while the men with dreams also, fight and kill just to stay alive. A brutal reality is the fate of those valiant men on the front line. However, a lovely twist at the end- a little humor to lighten the blow. Thanks for sharing.10+ (Report) Reply

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  29. 129. Awaiting Judgement , Leslie Ching
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  41. 141. The Forgotten Soldier , Ace Of Black Hearts
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  43. 143. Judgement For A Soldier , Summer Sandercox
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