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Legacy of a soldier – true!

legacy of a soldierHe clutched his gun with fear in his heart,
Not knowing what to expect;
Trying to recall through clouded thought,
What his squad commander had said.

He wiped his brow with a dirty hand,
As he crouched behind the tree;
There were corpses lying all around him.
As far as he could see.

Then he hear the first shot of the day;
Then saw the first man die;
And before he got out to fight,
He looked up to the sky.

The he fought long and hard,
Until he ran out of breath;
And a bullet, only one it took,
Brought him to his death.

He came a boy but died a man.
In the bloody battlefield;
But die, he die, with head held high,
To fear he did not yield.

Cry did many of his friends,
When his dead body they had seen;
And said to themselves,
Some to one another,
“What a fine lad he had been!”

Now he lies buried underneath,
With silence overhead;
The very soil he had fought for,
Is forever his resting bed.

Fade away, did all his friends,
With them his legacy;
But the truth remains, he was a soldier,
As brave as a brave can be.


13 comments on “Legacy of a soldier – true!

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  2. loverofolivegreens
    July 24, 2015

    This was beautiful!

  3. Manish
    June 19, 2015

    its too good…very much appreciated

  4. Himanshu Arora
    June 19, 2015

    Wonderful Poetry. Its remind me of 5 days in SSB’s but unfortunately I could not able to clear it.

    Good Job!!

  5. Shreeja
    August 14, 2014

    bahut acchi kavita hai tumhari…

  6. Sumit Deswal
    July 23, 2014

    true legacy never dies brother..

  7. Alice Keys
    July 11, 2014

    I like when poetry is used to illuminate a real experience and demonstrate the costs. This is in the category (for me) of poetry for social change. There’s always room for more of this. Good work.

  8. Jaydeep
    July 10, 2014

    As i was reading this, I got goosebumps. very touchy poem written by you.. ❤ love it!

  9. Sunita
    July 8, 2014

    Lovely poem!

  10. Siddharth
    July 4, 2014

    Thank you Rakesh..

  11. Rakesh talwar
    July 3, 2014

    Truely amazing


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