Field of Honor

I wrote this for a flower by it moved me so much I didn’t want it to sit without sharing it with you guys many like to look at picture’s and some like to read! This is for those who like to read
What’s this war all about as we send children out to die?
Thats the question I ask every time I hear about someone being killed! For what I ask?
So this is my feelings on this subject!

The sky looks so blue today.
What the hell was that that knocked me out and threw me to the ground?
I just remember walking past a car and then came this loud explosion!
What happened to all my loyal friends?
What’s that smell thats in the wind as I lie here facing up to the sky thinking I might die.
Who sent me to this battle field to shoot and try to kill.
I never been so far from home and this ground smells so new to me.
Its dry and hasn’t had a drink in such a long long time as it slowly drinks my dark red blood thats spilling on the ground!
As I lie here looking up at this dark blue sky what’s this battle all about?
As young men and women start to fall dead to the ground, and won’t see home again?
My Captain told me to go out and stay alive today and now I think that I might die in this hot dry sand.
As I turn my head and look for him I see that he’s dead too, my Captain was just 25 his life had just begun.
What was this war all about?
Who sent me to this battle field to shoot and kill someone!
And now I think that I might die for what I’ll never know.
They said just go out and shoot someone and I do as I was told.
Who sent me to this battle field?
Who gives a damn for me?
I just turned 18 yesterday, we had a party in this hot place that we call hell, I think it was my last.
And all my buddy’s who where with me yesterday just 6 short hours ago.
Are lying next to me face down I think their all dead too.
Who sent me to this battle field to shoot and try to kill.
I bet he’s safe at home in bed with his wife and his kids are safe there too. While I try to kill someone that I never ever knew.
What the hells this country come to when they have to lie to everyone? While sending 18 years off to a war to die and shoot and kill someone!
I can’t even go an buy a drink in the local bar, they say that I am too young to think while standing in a bar that I might come out and kill someone with my daddy’s car!
But as I lie here thinking my mind’s not all fogged up I can’t imagine why I am not too young to go an kill someone!
And as they sit around in some private club drinking cold champaign and telling big fat lies!
While the blood runs out my side I am only 18 and today I might die, while Washington plays silly games with my young life!
And all my buddy’s who are lying here face down their names don’t mean a thing!.
They sit and toast each other with dirty dirty hands.
As I lie here looking up in to this dark blue sky thinking I might die.
Who sent me to this battle field to shoot and kill someone that I have never seen, who sent me to this battle field?
I never been in love before I kissed a girl but nothing more I guess I might not know what sex is all about as I lie here looking up as sand blows in my face.
As I lie here looking up wondering what this war is all about.
Who was that I just heard screaming is it someone that I know or is it just the enemy that I was sent to kill?
I wonder if he’s gonna live or will we both lie here and die?
All of my buddy’s that are facing down next to me were the closest thing I ever had to love, I’d give my life for them.
I never felt this way before as I lie here in this dirt!
I wonder what this damn war is all about?
As I lie here in my deep red blood that I can feel is running out who sent me to this God damn war and what’s it all about?
I just turned 18 yesterday and never left my home, and now I am lying looking up looking at this dark blue sky with tears in my eyes.
Thinking I might not get back home again I am dying in this foreign land shot by someone I don’t know.
I don’t wanna say I hate him he was doing the only thing he could.
They told him to go out and stay alive and kill someone today!
But one thing that is different than what I was trying to do, I was there to take his home away and he was trying to defend his land just like I would.
So tell me what this wars about as I look up at this sky?
I am wondering who’s out there to help me out tonight so I won’t die alone?
When all my friend are lying here face down dead as blood runs everywhere!
Oh God I feel so all alone.
Who sent me to this God damn war?
Does anybody care?

Field of Honor

DavidROMAN

Joined May 2008

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A boys last thoughts on his reason for being at war.

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