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Soldier

by Ernest A Miller

I am a Soldier
In a nation that hates me
But loves the freedoms I grant them

Served by a president that cares less if I die
That cares more about his Skull and Bones
And thinks he will be re-elected

I am a soldier
Supported only by the men to each side but hated
By those in front and all too often by those behind

05/12/2004

Posted on 05/12/2004
Copyright © 2022 Ernest A Miller

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jon-Jacob F Deal on 05/12/04 at 11:19 AM

There seems to be a lot of this going around lately. Nice poem, and you're right. JJ

Posted by Gabrielle L Gervais on 07/12/04 at 09:37 PM

well said

Posted by Brett Shane on 04/25/05 at 04:19 PM

poweful statement.. i'd have to agree with you there man.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/18/22 at 02:22 AM

Strong reminder of what soldiers went through when they came home from Vietnam. Much of the public looked down on them, and yet many were conscripted into the army.

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