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A Young Soldier On Service

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To the top of that tree-clad hill I go,
And towards my father I gaze,
Till with my mind's eye his form I espy,
And my mind's ear hears how he says:--
'Alas for my son on service abroad!
He rests not from morning till eve.
May he careful be and come back to me!
While he is away, how I grieve!'

To the top of that barren hill I climb,

And towards my mother I gaze,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 November 2019

The sentiments of near and dear relatives of a soldier about his service and the risk to his life involved in it beautifully portrayed.

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Upendra Upm 13 February 2017

In the wild his body may not lieway of all wars.He has put words in his mother's mouth.Mother will not think of son, s still body lying in the woods.But war was all around and ways of life at that time.Valour was a false virtue snatching son from old mother.Stop war by all means. All his loved ones are dead.eitherof war or something else. He is alone and in the defense service.Mother will say.donot succumb, I have put enough vitality in you, do not give in, Come back.

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* Sunprincess * 18 January 2016

............an excellent write and theme of a soldiers thoughts ?

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 January 2016

A superb poem depicting the responses of father, mother and elder brother of a soldier on service, on his going abroad on service. Thanks for sharing.

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