Remember, Never Forget

Night shrouded in confusion,
The jungle spewed forth,
It’s rain, bugs and all beasts,
Slithering forth,
Amongst the sulking fog.
Standing guard in the dark,
Soaked in mud and fear,
Diligent eyes darting perimeters,
Guarding brothers,
Desperate for slumber.
So lonely, and how he craved,
A cigarette for company,
But the light was an open invite,
For their enemy,
So eager to attack.
Thoughts of his loved ones,
A baby boy on its way,
No posts for months now,
He marveled at the thought,
Of her sleeping face.
Time to pass the burden of the guard,
Slowly crawling to his buddy,
Movement from behind,
Stilled by a shift in silence,
Motionless he lay.
He felt the warmth of his own blood,
Brutally straining to yell,
Unable to speak, he crawled,
Towards his brothers,
As a soul journeyed upward.
Not another life was spent that night,
A hero from afar, on blood-soaked soil,
Loyal, and keen till the end,
Trusted by each of them,
Death was the duty laid on him.

6 thoughts on “Remember, Never Forget

    1. Thank you so much for reading. I am so grateful for all those who have served our Country including my father who served in the Korean War.

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