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Friendship Among Soldiers ©

by H Marshall
Scotland

I joined the Army
they gave me a gun
for killing the enemy
not for fun.

They trained me to shoot
and sent me to war
to fire my gun
under desert star.

I looked through the sights
and saw a friend
I brought his young life
to a bloody end.

The war raged on
through sand and rock
friends on both sides
suffered from shock.

Peace came at last
a war always ends
we count the dead
and bury our friends.

A simple cross
marks their unknown grave
I sob great tears
for those friends so brave.

My children ask
"Dad, is it true,
that you killed a friend
you never knew?"


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