Vision Ghost

Rookie - 5 Points (24/01/1979 / Epsom, East Surrey)

Soldier - Poem by Vision Ghost

As my legs are weaker, under this weight of my heavy mind
Seemingly evoked by the endless struggle, so bitter and unkind
I write this to you as now, I dream every night for your embrace
Loving memories are so distant; we’re bound by a lover’s lace

But as I hold you closer to my heart, I seek your soul to hide
You always were my absolution, and place to lovingly confide
In this far away land of desert and sun, of embattlement raging
It is your strength that held me close, to your love unfaltering

And always your smell, I carried upon that scarf you gave me
I wore at night when the desert became cold, I then dreamt free
Of the little house on the lane, and the neighbours always around
But my mind falls weary, and my soul is crying for you abound

It was a noble thing to have done what I did, as I know who I am
A soldier in this field of sand and bloodshed, this political scam
But I fought as a man and your love carried me, to the next day
Sunrise tipped; I would awake from dreams, your name I’d say

Then to consider another time, that I swept the sweat from brow
These little droplets falling, like tears upon a soil parched to grow
Yet not a single seed germinates here, under the veil of such fury
For I lost my best friend, the vision of his falling, a body in agony

But he died within my arms when I reached him, my final gesture
That I could muster only this, as a breaking heart couldn’t conjure
In some comfort, I held him and I know his soul flowed through me
Towards the better place of his honour, only the dead will ever see

My rifle weighs heavy upon the burden, of my sunken heart again
But your passion is within my blood; and for this I so feel no pain
Feeling your warm breath upon my ear, as I close my eyes and hear
That whisper before the night time fell, for you to chase away fear

Dreaming of your deepest kiss, though I awake in lands of hostility
But in this monstrous place, I feel embraced in your hearts empathy
So much time from you and yet I love, no more less than the first
Of that day when I saw you and from your love, I was so immersed

For an angel has been sent to deliver this to you, by a soul now alone
Please hold our child, and let him know of my love so now grown
Do not grieve for I have felt every one, who has for me ever cried
As its is by now, uttered by these words then you know I have died

Comments about Soldier by Vision Ghost

  • (10/16/2006 11:46:00 PM)

    You have some very aphotic poems........I like them. I'll continue to read them.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011

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