Dear Soldier

by The Queen of Spades   Mar 28, 2007

For hours I waited
Holding the phone
Praying you would call
So I would not be alone

I would try and try
To suppress my tears
But they'd fall anyways
Just as I feared

Because I knew the truth
That you wouldn't come home
Instead you lived in dust
A foreign place you roamed

For a flag you went off
Although nobody cared
You gave me one last hug
Pretending you weren't scared

Every day was agony
Never seeming to get better
The only comfort I had was
Holding on to your letter

Then one month they stopped
Many more passed by
Then I received the news
That caused me to scream and cry

They gave me apologies
Told me to wait no longer
At first I hated everything
But then I grew stronger

Sometimes the pain holds me down
But I know must rise
Mostly when I see the confusion
In your son's brown eyes

He knows his dad is a hero
I don't know if I agree
But he exclaims to teary eyes
I know I must believe

That you fought for a reason
You worked for a family
You believed in salvation
And died for all to be free


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  • Sad, yet very amazing. I loved it 5/5

    <mOnStRiTo'S pRiNcEsS>

  • 12 years ago

    by gack60

    This piece was really really good, it looked like it was written straight from the heart. I loved every stanza and every word.
    This is a superbly written poem and it deserves nothing but praise.

    Well done



  • 12 years ago

    by Vanessa

    Very moving. Excellent write, an even better read. So sad is the story inside the poem 5/5

  • 12 years ago

    by Romancing the Darker Side

    This is a very heartfelt poem, very sad, very well written. Great job, keep up the good work!

  • 12 years ago

    by ellewen

    That was just amazing. The emotion you packed into that just leaves me speachless. The rhythm was perfect, and your rhymes were great. Most of all I love what you had to say. My favorite line was "The only comfort I had was
    Holding on to your letter"
    That just had me thinking. I look forward to reading more of your work.