American Soldier

by Lori Groth   Apr 9, 2005

*This poem was written by the greatest guy in the friend Jake Phillips!*

As i lay on my bed,
I think of the brave soldiers in my head

i think of their courage to do,
anything and everything through and through

away from their families for so very long,
they go into battle not knowing what will become
of the long drawn out weeks ahead of their crews
they can only hope for a scrape or a bruise

we think of them every day
most of us in the usual way

but it different for me
my cousin is leaving for the sea

he will be in the navy for many months
and i will sit around waiting for when he comes

Home to his family, home to his land, home from the sea,
but most of all, home to me


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  • 11 years ago

    by Wallace

    Good poem, it was easy to relate to because my sister is in college and I really miss her. Good poem though.

    Best Wishes

  • 11 years ago

    by tryinXtoXholdXmyXheadXup

    This poem is great i liked it alot i been there bud it all works out

  • 13 years ago

    by Sarah

    this s a really great poem!!! well done tell ya mate that he can write sweet as!!! take care ME XoX

  • 13 years ago

    by Rachel

    Hey Jake~
    whats up?? I really liked your poem...i thought it was good and surprising that you wrote guys don't write thats cool that you me sometime!


  • 13 years ago

    by Imiel Visser

    A very realistic poem. Gr8!!