"Beneath A Diamond Sky" A crisp and clear late summers night, my mind is drifting far Back nearly forty

years or so, to the fields of South Armagh Back to the time when I was young, when life was new, And death was, too And in my mind, I catch the smells, of new cut grass, and late night dew Of whispering trees, and whispering grass, and all those sounds of night The sudden run of unseen hare, the sounds that gave us all a fright Then on we`d walk, with silken step, between the hedgerows, body`s forced Avoiding gaps that may be wired, avoiding paths where streams once coursed Skirting round abandoned farms, with mouldy smells of rotting wood To venture into unseen ruins would not be wise, would not be good And slowly, as the night progressed, we made our torturous route Stopping every now and then, on haunches sat, adjusting straps, re-hanging kit, tightening up a loosened boot Until at last we find our way, to our new `home` of many a day Just fallen stones, where in the past, a wall once stood, but now collapsed And here we`ll stay, to watch and wait, the `shuftyscope` hums low and green Watching deep into the night, for distant cars, for men unseen And as the dawn comes from the East, the pale light bathes the breeze bent grass The blood drenched fields of South Armagh revealed now to all who pass And so in age, my head lifts up, a tear of memory fills my eye And I remember friends who died, so long ago, beneath a diamond sky

a soliders view" I look up in the sky And watch as the smoke clears away. I see the flag still wave and these are the words that come to mind You represent the land I love. The home of the brave. Every heart beats strong and True under your colors Forever you will wave keep your eye on the emblem That represents the...... U.S.A

"Devils" For the rest of my life, I will have to live with the inhumanities I have seen.

I am a Devil. However. A bottle of whiskey and I will forget everything. I realize it is not my loss at all. civilians. For a while. I’m still a Devil.Soldiers. No longer can I claim any innocence. "Daughter and Wife" I want to be home with my daughter and wife I left long ago I put a hold on my life My daughter has grown My wife has stayed true I pray you both know I do this for you My time here was long but the end now grows near I'll take my last flights with a new burning fear My daughter wont know me My wife feels betrayed The decisions I made a life thrown away Will they forgive me for leaving Can they trust me to stay Will they hold and embrace me or have I pushed them away I'm counting the days til I'm with them once more So I can start giving the life the life that I swore I know that they love me I know that they care But the thought of them leaving Is a thought I cant bare The count down is over The day is now here No more time for the worries Its time to face all my fears They run up and hug me . even children. As I lay my fist into a wall to cope with my loss. It’s my trained soldiers families that lost everything. How selfish am I? Too selfish I suppose. For I am a Devil. Bleeding to dearth in front of my scarred eyes Kill me inside. at the end of the day.

When the Going Gets Tough. what a nice surprise I open the letter.. in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the author. tired and sore Lying on my bed. since your last letter And now I know the reason why I will love you always and forever Within my heart and my soul. thinking of you The tears are filling in my eyes Upon my bedside table A letter from you. the Tough Get Going it means a tough person is a survivor. goodbye They knocked on her door to break the news That her husband had taken his own life She knew he could not live without her Knowing she no longer wanted to be his wife © The right of Billy Little to be identified as the Author of the Work has been asserted by him in accordance with the copyright. he will get up and dust himself down .My fears fade away Their love had not faded As if I was gone just a day Now that I'm home With the loves of my life I'll cherish the time With my daughter and wife "A Letter From Home " I come back in from patrol I throw my webbing on the floor I put my weapon in my locker My body is aching. he will see this as a challenge and not stay down defeated. No part of these poems may be reproduced. stored in a retrieval system. Designs and Patents Act 1988. I smell your scent I read it for the umpteenth time I still can`t believe its over You no longer want to be mine I`m thousands of miles away I need to hold you near You`re having another mans child I read it again and wipe away a tear It had been so long.. he may fall and hit rock bottom but the difference is ..…. All rights reserved. or transmitted.

Work for the world's best military. These men had muscles like Iron. my soul you'll keep.and wife. Although I know he's sage with you.and try to make the best of a bad situation and get his feet back on the ground. And off they went like real heroes. I wish he was here tonight. My mommy says I need to pray.children. Without caring for their personal life. I know you hear me. Today my dear fellowmen. Our Proud Indian Armed Forces! "A Soldier's son" Now I lay me down to sleep. Was enough for the enemies then. For when their nation was in danger. Dear Lord . More than just someone who brought them victory. I was sad to see him go. The heroes of this story. I'd rather have him here. Thus these men saved the country. You will learn about some men. These are the great and ever victorious. Who are for their country. 'cause he's the one who always said. And had the hearts of a Lion. But my daddy . Please protect my daddy. For many others on this day. Giving it a proud victory. They left their parents. there's no fear. Way up in the sky.he's a soldier of this I'm sure you know. I love you daddy! Author: Unknown . For one of these men. their blood boiled in anger. The enemy didn't know where to go then. With prayer. To make the enemy feel like zeroes. He helps protect our freedom. Like rats run after seeing the cats. When the enemy faced these men. The enemy then ran away like rats. I pray dear Lord.

playing your game or standing here next to me asking me one of those crazy questions you always ask. In your room watching TV."The Forgotten Soldier" This country needs a reminder That sons and daughters we hold dear Who are so very far away Have become forgotten I fear Our soldiers are reminded daily Why they are over there Mass graves and atrocities The reason to them is clear But we do not see these things And our news is biased at best So our soldiers are forgotten While they face this ongoing test So let’s not forget our soldiers Who are overseas for you Instead let’s show them we love them Let’s show them the whole year through Send letters to uplift them And keep them from despair Care packages to keep them going And let them know we care "Why The Soldier Doesn't Quit" A soldier doesn't quit because his artillery isn't firing A soldier doesn't quit because his airplanes aren't flying A soldier doesn't quit because his tanks aren't driving A soldier doesn't quit because his navy isn't supporting A soldier doesn't quit when his officer isn't yelling A soldier doesn't quit because his gun is jamming A soldier doesn't quit because his brothers are getting shot at and dying So then why doesn't a soldier quit? A soldier doesn't quit because nothing is worse than dying without trying! "TODAY" Today it feels like I lost a part of me I feel like I cant go on. Today I want you here. Today I want to turn back the hands of time. . Turn back to the days when you were my little boy.

Though no truth is better known. "My Duty" Do not get angry at what I plan to do For what I plan to do I do for you.Today is the day that I have to let go. let go of your hand. You are on your way to becoming a man. I still have pride even when I'm alone. All I ask is that you embrace What I see as my duty. I find it not miles that distance us. Even if it is just a passing glance. Yes I plan on joining the Marines. I love and miss you. It may seem selfish and unfair But I do it because I care. With patriotic call of voice. I want to return home and see your face. . But. If that is what keeps you free from harm. the dragging lull of time that must. HE IS MY PROUD ARMY LIFE. Today is the day you leave for the Marines 2-8-10. My plan involves me leaving for a far off place. And my emotions won't ever die. Nor an attempt to make you concerned. I just wanted to explain What my thoughts contain. I don't plan on dying in some far off land But I would if that is the demand. Then to a Soldier I have given my heart. This is his choice. I plan to leave after college And I hope that you acknowledge That what I plan to do is all for you. I will stand by his side. LOVE ALWAYS YOUR MOM "Proud Army" My whole world seemed to be falling apart. This is not a plea for you to return.

I am the one who harbors the weight of all who have suffered and died. for whom her tears are sadly shed. I represent millions of whose blood has been spilled. yet. So go do your thing. come to visit and grieve. I'll love you for the rest of your life. I am the one who will never go home. I am the one whose guarded and protected by day and by night. I lie in the Tomb Of The Unknown. I'll be sure to welcome you home. I am the Unknown.So please understand That I plan to make a stand Not for myself but for those that I love and hold dear. I become better known. I'm not going anywhere. The one they remember in hushed monotones. "Go and be my Hero" My girlfriend wrote me a Poem and i'm gonna post it here. my soul rests in heaven. Go and be my hero: I'll Be here when you get back. unrecognizable. the one for whom her tears never dry. every war we fight adds several more. to suffer nightmares. I represent millions who returned. From. airman. or marine. it grieves me not to rest in this tomb. the one whose name given in life. when I died. I am the one who lives to die forever. Where you may go. if you let me. afraid I might hear that I am unknown. at peace. will become unknown due to wartime strife. I will never be alone. I am soldier. most not alive. the one whose bones nobody knows. doomed to an unknown fate. I am the one memory that will never die. I rest comfortably. Sarah Harris United States Army Girlfriend . Because i will promise. until death calls them home. "I Am The Unknown" I am the one who keeps mothers awake at night. I'll be waiting to fall into your arms again. sailor. You will have someone to come back to. I am the one whom she lives in dread. I am the one a nation mourns. not alone. I love you. of all who have died. where I am well known. I represent millions ready to step forward when freedom rings. I am the one all America knows. every day I lay here. I'll be exactly where you left me. with millions of visitors worldwide.

we hold tight in our beds each night. May you keep Daddy in your loving arms. We miss him and love him and will see him soon. In Jesus Name. Let him know we miss him and we love him too! Our stuffed animals he bought us before he left. Until then we will pray for him. holding him tight each night. We pray for Daddy's safety while he's away. Please watch over our family Keep us safe while Daddy is deployed. AMEN "Daughter and Wife" I want to be home with my daughter and wife I left long ago I put a hold on my life My daughter has grown My wife has stayed true I pray you both know I do this for you My time here was long but the end now grows near I'll take my last flights with a new burning fear My daughter wont know me My wife feels betrayed The decisions I made a life thrown away Will they forgive me for leaving Can they trust me to stay Will they hold and embrace me or have I pushed them away I'm counting the days til I'm with them once more So I can start giving the life the life that I swore I know that they love me I know that they care But the thought of them leaving Is a thought I cant bare The count down is over The day is now here No more time for the worries Its time to face all my fears They run up and hug me My fears fade away Their love had not faded As if I was gone just a day Now that I'm home . May you protect him each night and day. Let Daddy know that we're okay."A Prayer for Daddy" Dear Lord.

With the loves of my life I'll cherish the time With my daughter and wife .

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