Forever the soldier’s daughter.

by Kaylee   May 16, 2006


With the grace of the lone white dove flying north,
Hands folded, with gentle care, material between them.
Dreams fulfilled within fabric being turned, imprinted faith.
Freedom sung through leaves rattling beneath their feet.
—Child remember I have stood, where your feet tread.

Liberty from imprisonment, where nameless souls rested.
Where forever was never a word but instead a definition.
Blood spilled, innocent spirit, written within newspapers.
She raised her hand in her father’s memory, final salute.
—Never forget those who gave you the freedoms you have.

Heartbroken child presented with the medals left behind,
While her mother was handed the folded heartbroken flag.
Never would she forget the love her father had for his job.
For now she knew who she was, who she would become.
—Forever the soldier’s daughter.

I'm aware if you point the flow is off ^_^ I'm going to probably rewrite this one later on.

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  • 11 years ago

    by Jessica

    Wow.....that was an awesome poem...i loved it....its really from the heart....it was a very sad poem and so many people go through that.....great job

  • 11 years ago

    by WakingFreedom

    Wow, that was beautiful....i loveded it

  • 11 years ago

    by Sarah Ann

    Wow this poem really touched my heart, it was great. Excellent work...the whole soldier topic really hits me hard. I have a family member who was drafted to the war. It's a tragic feeling to the heart, but great work. 5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by shobhana kumar

    "Liberty from imprisonment, where nameless souls rested.
    Where forever was never a word but instead a definition."

    that's a beuatiful way to describe the aftermath of the funeral - nothing more to hold on to except memories forever.
    a wonderful dedication to those we don't stop to think by in our mundane, ordinary lives.

    it is a real pleasure to read your work.

    good luck and peace
    shobhana

  • 11 years ago

    by Haylie

    This is a GREAT poem! i love it ...keep writing