Denis Martindale


Front Line Credo (Reflections Of A Soldier) - Poem by Denis Martindale

I'm here as a matter of choice - not drafted as some are.
Someone the Government employs, transported oh so far.
I'm trained to be the very best a soldier's meant to be.
This is no drill, this is no test, this is no strategy.
This time it's real, no turning back. The way ahead's unclear.
To some, the future's looking black. That's why I'm standing here.
To make a difference, turn the tide, succeed if fate gives grace.
So when our hopes have been applied, a better world takes place.
I'm here till orders have been sent, perhaps when things improve.
When there's proof of peaceful intent that means it's right to move.
Who knows if wars will ever cease? Or if Mankind unites?
What use is life if wars increase through bickering and fights?
Until the day when 'Peace is King', Man rides the learning curve.
Praying, hoping and wondering how best to bless the Earth...
The world awaits a better day, like angels up above:
A higher duty to obey that God reveals as LOVE...


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 23, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 10, 2012


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