Colin Ian Jeffery

Gold Star - 5,633 Points (Redhill Hospital)

Young Soldier - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

The young soldier's gone
Forever lost
To a mother's kiss
And sibling's playful taunt.

He held the line
Stood fast without retreat
Controlled the fear
And faced the enemy.

When they heard
In the town where he was born
They lined the streets
As his hearse drove bye.

With heads bowed they wept
For a young soldier
Who for flag and country
Fell into the eternal arms of Glory.

Topic(s) of this poem: War


Comments about Young Soldier by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • (11/14/2016 10:26:00 AM)

    Young Soldier
    Well said. It was nice to read of the young soldier with such poetic lines. (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/27/2012 2:24:00 PM)


    Too many lives are lost in this way - very well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 12, 2014


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