A Weary Soldier Poem by Amber Glistener

A Weary Soldier



Tired eyes watch the weary reflection of the soldier,
who walks without pride or judgment,
and fears none but God.

When he takes up a duty,
he does not run away or hide,
but goes with twice the effort.

The cross that beats upon his chest,
as he runs down the path to victory,
encourages this weary soldier to run with the speed of a cheetah.

The chain that bears the weight of his cross,
as he goes into battle for the weak,
encourages this weary soldier to fight with the power of a lion.

The taunts and jeers that come against the cross,
as he marches in between battles,
remind this weary soldier to take pride in none but God,
and the words of Jesus echo in his mind,
'Father forgive them for they know not what they do...'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Amber Glistener 12 April 2015

i wrote this poem after being upset that my coaches would not let me wear my cross while running in track. I understood why, but to me, this poem now means so much more than it did when I wrote it.

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