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Published:October 6th, 2010 14:08 EST
Poem: Always Faithful

Poem: Always Faithful

By Ed Roberts

 Always Faithful

 

It`s not the fire fights

You fear the most

Head to head

Hand to hand

Combat is combat

You versus them

Head on

No holds barred

 

This is war

This is Hell on Earth

 

You`ve trained for this

Or tried to anyway

Life or death

All decided in small burst

Moments of total chaos

Fire

Smoke

And unbelievable noise

 

Yes, this is

War

 

It is the quiet time

That haunts you most

 

Knowing

A simple ride from point A to point B

Could be your last

 

A mortar

Or IED

Could have your name on it

School kids can carry explosives

Or guide you into a mine field

And smile all the time

They are doing this

 

Yes

This is the monster

You fear

 

There is no Safe

Time

Or place

 

Every second

Any moment

Everything can change

Each heartbeat

Could be your last

 

This is Hell

 

This is War

 

This is what you trained for

Or tried to

 

May your armor hold

And your spirit soar

 

Semper Fi

 

Ed Roberts 9/30/10

 

Dedicated to those who serve and I am afraid understand this poem more than anyone should.

Always Faithful
Always in my prayers