The soldier.

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Oct 07, 2016

The war it now is over
He will not be going back
The haunting sound of crying
The reminder of his past.

Once never lost for words
He stares with saddened eyes
And now he is seldom heard
Just struggling to get by

Where is the man that used to be?
It seems he is left behind
He drinks too much as we can see
To drown his troubled mind.

So where does he go from here
The past is now the past
Will he live his life in fear
Or will those fears pass.


Tags: confused, pain, hope, fear,

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Q. Ramirez commented:
You are a gifted writer. Your poems reach out by making me remember of places and times past. My father was in Korea and my older cousins in Viet Nam, I was in the Air force during peace time. They are the unsung heros of yesterday and today those that have faced the middle east.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank for your encouraging words War really affects soldiers.
Maria Williams commented:
The confused state of mind, the sadness, you've said it all Christopher, in this.It's brilliant.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Maria.Lovely comment.
Ja Ja commented:
The aftermath of war poignant words
Christopher Russon commented:
All soldiers from both sides are affected by war .just goes to show we never were designed To go to war.Thank you Ja Ja for your comment.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented on Nov 11, 2017 at 4:38pm
I don't think the trauma of war, and what only a soldier sees......can ever be erased......good poem.....
Christopher Russon commented on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:42am
I agree Frank.thanks.


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