.......... A SOLDIER


             "I was that which others did not want to be
               I went where others feared to go,
               and did what others failed to do.
               I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
               and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal
                   loneliness...should I fail.
               I have seen the face of terror;
               felt the stinging cold of fear;
               and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.
               I have cried, pained, and hoped... but most of all
               I have lived the times others would          
               say were best forgotten.
               At least someday I will be able to say that
               I was proud of what I was............. A SOLDIER."

                                                                              George Skypeck

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