Old Soldier

I can see it in your face;

How proud you are that you stood for freedom

I can see it in your tears;

As you watch the world call us the enemy

I can see it tear at your heart;

When selfish people refuse to stand

I can see how your stomach churns;

Every time the flag is burned

I can see it eating away at your emotions;

When black hates white or white hates black

I can see your anger rise;

When the world spits on America

I can see your blood boil

When we cower in the corner too afraid to offend

I can see it in your hatred;

When you load the gun

I can see it in your smile;

After you have talked to God

16 thoughts on “Old Soldier

  1. The way you develop the thoughts here is impressive. You’ve created a powerful movement from understandable pride in honourable service to the chilling last four lines. Who will be at the wrong end of that gun, I wonder?

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