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Prayer Of A Soldier In France

Rating: 3.2

1 My shoulders ache beneath my pack
2 (Lie easier, Cross, upon His back).

3 I march with feet that burn and smart
4 (Tread, Holy Feet, upon my heart).

5 Men shout at me who may not speak
6 (They scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek).

7 I may not lift a hand to clear

8 My eyes of salty drops that sear.
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Joyce Metzger 16 March 2017

Sad rendition comparing soldier's death to the death of Christ. The gifts that were given were rendered back and thanks given for the millionth of the gift.

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Rajnish Manga 19 October 2015

The soldier's prayer does not ask much for himself but it is entirely dedicated to his country. Lord, Thou didst suffer more for me Than all the hosts of land and sea.

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Bob Macchia 21 April 2013

Best poem ever written in my opinion. Joyce Kilmer is my favorite poet.

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