Prayer for a Soldier

 A soldiers dream to awaken and cry

to feel the loss but he doesn't know why


The former person he used to be 

stands in the shadows of simplicity 


the ones around him are unaware 

that there has been a death of one so dear


 The grass is green ,but holds suprise 

a bouncing betty horrifies 


The soldier awakens to begin again

pushing back the memories of a tragic end


Blissfull ignorance holds the key

to happiness and family


Time heals wounds and memories fade 

of who we were on parade 



Author's Notes/Comments: 

 I was a soldier in the Canadian  Military . I hope this can help someone 

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Amazing poem. The loss and the pain show. Made me feel for the soldier. Thank you

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  Thanks .

  Thanks .