Thank you Veterans & Soldiers

Here is a Poem I wrote on the first day of the 2nd Gulf War, I hope you enjoy!


Ballad of a Soldier

I am a soldier. My name is freedom.
I walk in the valley of the shadow of death.
I fear no evil.
I stand for courage, compassion, dignity, and life.

My love is democracy.
I am the light in darkness.
I am the sword of the meek.
I do not hate.

My code is Justice.
I do not pale in the face of danger.
I will not turn a blind eye.
I do not tolerate transgression.

I am an Eagle.
I empower the weak.
I march boldly.
I cry quietly.
I sleep lightly.
I love unconditionally.

Call me in the night,
I will come.
Pray for me in the darkness,
I will bring the lamp.
Whisper my name,
and I will hear.

I am the blood of innocence.
I have not one face, but many.
I am a mother, a father, a son & a daughter.
I am no one and I am everyone.

I am a soldier and Freedom is my name.

© 2003


Thank you, Veterans and Soldiers, your service means more than you’ll ever know!


© ‘Fizz’ 2009


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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11 Responses to Thank you Veterans & Soldiers

  1. Joe says:

    Love it, thank you Juli!


  2. Stephen Craig says:

    Dear Juli, Thank you for writing and posting this.As ever be well


  3. Sherry says:

    Beautiful and true.


  4. Rambling says:

    This is outstanding. Absolutely beautiful.


  5. Beth says:

    Very moving. Thank you Juli!


  6. R U Serious says:

    Thank you Juli! Very moving, indeed. I was proud to serve and would do it all over again.Bob~


  7. Babblelot says:

    Wonderful post Juli.


  8. Miss Beth says:

    Thank you for your visit to my space and for the friend invitation. Your poem was fabulous, thank you for sharing.Beth


  9. Leona says:

    This is really beautiful, Fizz. Very touching. You are quite the poet. Thanks for sharing this, it touched my heart.


  10. Charlotte M Simonsen says:

    AMEN!!! that was wonderful… God Bless you for writing that poem and all our Veterans… hugs, lottemae


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