Tarakesh Govardhan

Rookie - 219 Points (29/06/1998 / Chennai, India)

The Tale Of The Lone Soldier - Poem by Tarakesh Govardhan

Lone soldier walking along
why continue
when the others are gone
through the darkness and the light
solace forever evading your sight

Lone soldier, your name cursed
mind the way, for you are the first
broken arms, failing sight
left alone to suffer your blight

Lone soldier, once proud
now alone, once a crowd
none left to follow you
nothing but death is true

Lone soldier, once brave
broken down, now but a babe
arms once used to maim
but now tremble in vain

Lone soldier, once a friend
betrayal leaving wounds for time to mend
victories stacked upon each other
now a sad reminder of your failure

Lone soldier, the darkness waits
few more steps and it will be days
since the mantra began
one more step, again and again

Lone soldier, why fight so
death is but a friend to follow
you have done your part, now rest
your legacy none can ever best

Lone soldier, the end is near
your friend awaits, so throw your fear
you have done your best
now let death do the rest

Topic(s) of this poem: battle, death, life, life and death

Form: Couplet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Short 20 minute break inspirations

Comments about The Tale Of The Lone Soldier by Tarakesh Govardhan

  • Spock The Vegan (12/24/2015 4:50:00 PM)

    Touching tale of a soldier. Good job. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 24, 2015

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