Michael Peterson

Rookie - 202 Points (Janesville, Wisconsin)

Soldier's Memories - Poem by Michael Peterson

Fresh from high school, new to basic
Intense training, formed my buddies
From all over, different worlds
One goal, serve their country
Enter war zone, arrived shock
Bullets flying, bombs exploding
Minds wandering, buddies bonding
Scenes beautiful, children playing
Scouting area, danger ahead
Exploding IED, metal twisting
Metal flying, Buddies screaming
Fires burning, buddies bleeding
Piercing pain, saving others
Dying men, cannot be saved
Blood flowing, bones bearing
Injuries severe, may die
Buddies dying, I am surviving
Rescued, healing, will recover
Buddies gone, but not forgotten!

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Topic(s) of this poem: memories, military, military service, soldiers


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is for all wounded and lost soldiers. They are humans and have families. We will remember...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 13, 2018


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