A Soldier’s Promise~ A repost of a poem to share on this solemn day~ Memorial Day

A Soldier’s Promise

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It is the pitch black dark of night, but fear not, for I am here.

It is the cold dead of winter, but fear not, for I am here.

It is the scalding heat of summer, but fear not, for I am here.

It is the thunderous pouring rainstorm, but fear not, for I am here.

 

I am here always,

On watch,

On duty,

On guard.


I am a soldier,

I watch that you might sleep in peace.

I am on duty that you need not worry,

I am on guard that you might be free.


I will be here, forever vigilant, forever ready.

You will be safe on my watch.

You will have no fear on my duty,

You will never know the things I’ve seen.


I guard your homes, your loved ones, your way of life.

In lost lonely places where no one dare goes,

I trod those paths with caution and care

I keep your prayers close to my heart.


I am here always,

On watch,

On duty,

On guard.

I am a soldier.


Rose S. Williams

©Southernstoryteller


Today, my husband and I went to a local park to see the presentation set up by the local Veterans For Peace chapter…a headstone for all 4975 American soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since the inception of this horrible war. Seeing that many headstones stretching a little over a mile was numbing, humbling, and heartbreaking.

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The cost of war is always too high…

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Lest we forget….

 


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