The Soldier's One Way Road

by FallenGrace   Aug 7, 2007


As the shadow that was once his soul,
Walks down the narrow, one way road,
Her eyes are full of so many tears,
Her heart full of so many fears,
The war that seemed so far from here,
That war has come too far, too near.

She reaches out and screaming,
"This was never real, just your dreaming!"
He turns to face her, distant and cold,
"There's no turning back on this one way road."

She looked into his crying eyes,
Forced to say his last goodbyes,
He reached out and touched her cheek,
They stared in silence, with no need to speak,
That moment then, should have lasted forever,
Two souls, entwined, so in love, together.

But the voice of war, loomed far away,
"I shall not wait another day."
They both looked up and heard it's call,
She looked at him, destined to fall.

Every moment felt like a year,
Every day she woke, her heart full of fear,
Would she ever receive that letter,
Or would he come and make everything better?
But still the days wore on and on,
When would she know if her love had gone?

As she woke one September morn,
She heard a knocking, sad, forlorn,
She went to answer it's solemn call,
She went to her grave, to finally fall.

The man handed her that fateful letter,
No one would come and make her better,
The man's face was cold and grim,
He looked like death, cloaked in sin,
"I'm sorry" He said, head to the ground,
She fell with a cold and deafening sound.

Is this what we aim for when we fight?
To steal and destroy love's one true light?
In the hands of so few, lie the lives of so many,
In the hands of a millionaire, the fate of a penny,

What does it matter, one man's life?
What does it matter, all the pain and strife?
They say it's only the cries of expendable lives,
Well few have cried for less.

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  • 13 years ago

    by Jenna

    I really like this poem ALOT. i can kinda relate...you are a VERY talented writer...you can feel the emotions you put in your writing. GREAT JOB! 5/5 ttyl

    BabyGurl

  • 13 years ago

    by Vincent Thornsberry

    Good poem. i would sugest a little change. i would change screaming and dreaming to screams and dreams. other wise pretty good

  • 13 years ago

    by Nix

    Topic is good and message of this poem is great too. I think that this piece is more about life than sad poem. You wrote it superbly. Emotions are excellently expressed and it is really touching. It deserves 5/5

  • 13 years ago

    by Austin

    Gripping amazingly gripping it pulls me in I can hear the foot steps I cna picture one mans life being taken away while the tears hit the floor great job

    -- you can read any of mine the new one is good i think though---

  • 13 years ago

    by Esther

    Wow...sorry but your poem is breathtaking, it captures the scenes of war so well, the emotion. i liked this although it was slightly depressing. welld one keep up the good work.

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