A crying soldier...

A crying soldier...

Muddy water runs between our boots
The tears run through my heart 
Mam, say everything will be ok
I can see your open arms in my dreams 
The fear to run home but I can't 

My friend is brave with no pain
My hand shakes with the cold wind
My friend hurts but shows a different face
A frozen finger makes me not kill

A smile, look or touch, all of this makes me human 
Every chance I get i will cry
The day is going to sleep but I still see lighted weapons 
Every chance I get i will cry for you

Dear mam, I'm writing this to let you know your son is alive but not well
Read this and open your arms wide
I've seen friends die, I've felt too Much pain 
So I'm coming home for your shoulder and smile

My friend was brave with no pain
My hands were shaking with the cold wind
My friend hurt but showed a different face
I knew that I could not kill
I'm a crying soldier and proud

Every chance I get i will cry
I'm human and my pain is real
I will cry for you... Xx

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Gerard McGowan

Brilliant story Wayne, the pain of war I think will resonate with humans for all eternity.

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Gerard, you're very true in that because as long as there is power there will always be war, therefore so much pain will still be around. 

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Keith Fitzsimons

As long as there is humans there will be war. I enjoyed this.

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Wayne Stubbs

We are but humans in the eyes of future technology... thanks very much Keith 

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Barbara Niedan

The sorrows of war,people changed forever.Too bad there isn’t a better way.What a line “A 
frozen finger makes me not kill.Such a poem.

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Barbara, very true, and can't see a different way for the future, thanks again for your lovely comment x 

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lodigiana

Hi Wayne, such a very touching write- It makes me feel quite tearful... Very sensitively done 
Lodigiana xxx

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Lodigiana, you say nice things about my writing it's very much appreciated, I wrote one last night "Dementia do I know you" that one is very touching, thanks again for your kind words x 

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Wayne Stubbs

Wahoo haha thanks very much Lauren! I'm really happy and excited that in a month my writing has getting a excellent reception x thank you x 😊

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Wayne Stubbs

What happens now Lauren because I'm new to this x 

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James Curtis Geist

Not to mention many soldiers in WWI and WWII had trouble shooting and killing another human being and purposely missed.....

Drill Sargeants turn civilians into soldiers....and then there is no tranistioning counseling  or group work to help them become civilians again.....

-which would help explain why 17 Vets kill themselves everyday. 

It is called PTSD and "moral injury."   Thank God groups are popping up for vets to get healing for such things.   JCG

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Wayne Stubbs

Such deep emotions that they had to battle on for themselves, ya right that it's only a good thing now that they are starting to get the support they've needed. 

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Tina

Congratulations, Wayne. You're a winner too!!  So pleased for you. You're writing always pulls me to read. Congrats, my friend x

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Wayne Stubbs

Thank you very much Tina it's all happening! Ha x 

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Tina

A very very well deserved win, Wayne ☺ x

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Wayne Stubbs

And on yours too Tina, can't believe it haha 😊 x 

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Miche Ulman, very much appreciated 😊

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much blankportrait, much appreciated 🖒

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks very much Leah, much appreciated 😊

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