' Solace

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I know you are fearful...................

Questioning your mortality -
How much longer?
When will I draw my last breath?
What is the purpose in all of this
Death, destruction, and in the name of what?

I know you are uncertain..................

Am I doing the right thing?
Do I have the right to take another life?
What is my objective -
Power, greed, recognition,
Or a better life - but for who?

I know you are tormented..................

Why am I here?
Who will care for my family if I don't return?
Will they remember me, the man,
Or just a picture on a stone monument,
Or a name on the wall of heroes?

Rest easy, my son...............

Release your burdens -
Know that I watch over you
And will lift you when you fall,
Feel my presence surrounding you
And guiding you

You are never alone.


3/25/2009

(For all soldiers everywhere)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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COMMENTS
Shashendra Amalshan 06 August 2009
Hello Linda..(gosh it feels odd isn't it ma'am? ? /) hey this is a different one isn't it? ... Most time you write very light hearted, beautiful poems... This one is different.. A good analysis on soldiers's mindset.. not only soliders, but we our selves ask some of these questions raised in the poem. good one.... great tribute to all the brave soldiers..// you must know, these days females too go to war.... any way nice LINDA with love shan
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Saadat Tahir 18 June 2009
hi linda is it the spirit of Florence nitingale....soaring the crimea...that inspired you to write this beauty very well penned with dedication and great care...not an ordinary piece cheers
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Ramesh T A 05 April 2009
A solace for the soldiers tirelessly safeguarding people against tyranny of meaningless motive in the world needs to be praised as who is there to say anything to inspire them? Well done!
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Nimal Dunuhinga 04 April 2009
Solace describes the pathos of the sojourn and what a brave song that should long lasts!
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Ernestine Northover 25 March 2009
What a lovely poem Linda, so moving and so meaningful. A wonderful prayer to uplift the warriors. A delight to read. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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