Discussion in 'Poetry Corner' started by PLANK, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. Hi
    My when my wife came home last night from MASS/CHURCH she bught the little newsletter that they publish and in it was a small poem I thought you might like. :) :)

    You walk along enjoying the view
    He walks the streets searching insurgants and terrorists
    You complain how hot it is
    He wears heavy gear not daring to take his helmet
    off to wipe his brow
    You go out to lunch and complain the restaurant got
    the order wrong
    He doesn't get to eat today
    Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes
    He wears the same things for weeks but makes sure
    his weapons are clean
    You go to the mall and have your hair done
    He doesn't have time to even clean his teeth
    Your'e angry because your class ran five minutes
    over time
    He told you that he will be held over for a further
    two months
    You call your fiance and make a date for tonight
    He waits for the mail to see if there is a etter from
    You roll you eyes when a baby cries
    He get's photo's of his new child and wonders if
    they will ever meet
    You hear jokes about the war and make fun of
    men like him
    He hears the gunfire, bombs and the screams of the
    You see only what the media want you to see
    He sees the broken bodies lying around him
    You are asked to go to the shops by your parents.
    You don't
    He does exactly what he is told even if it puts
    his life in danger
    You stay at home watching TV
    He takes whatever time he is given to call home, sleep
    and eat
    You crawl into your soft bed with soft pillows and
    get comfortable
    He tries to sleep but gets wakened by mortars and
    helicopters all night