By The Saddened Soldier
Used with permission
Active 4th Infantry Division
A Company, 299th Engineering Battalion
Ft. Hood, Texas
A soldier lives,
A soldier dies.
A soldier laughs,
A soldier cries.
A soldier protects,
A soldier fights.
A soldier is human,
A soldier has emotions.
It's not easy doing a soldier's job,
Hours upon hours in endless days.
Hurting their bodies in so many ways.
Soldiers protect everything we hold dear,
Soldiers fight so people will have less fear.
Soldiers do these things for many reasons.
Some because it's for their life,
Others because it's their love,
Yet more just because they must.
But all in all it's to help the people,
To protect lives in the long run.
It's SAD…To see soldiers in war.
To see them come home and be looked down upon,
Merely because of what they had to do,
What they were sent to do!
To survive and return to the place they believe in.
A place that hates them for what they did.
But always they serve!
Living lives so many don't deserve!