Matthias Pantaleon

Rookie - 460 Points (August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

A Life Of Service


Kola was a patriot
He served in the Army
Alongside Boma
Together, they pair against
The enemy of their fatherland


Alas, a life of service in
An ill society is wheat in the wind
And a day came when their courage was put to test
Kola was caught in a cross fire
In the heat of a rescue operation

Boma couldn't help the tears
Watching his friend
Battle with life
Alas, dead took what
Rightfully was his

No soon has his family
Been thrown to the cold
And the society‘ve the nerves
To look you in the eyes
And call you worthless

My people are very ungrateful
A life of service to them
Is equated to transaction
My people live for the money
Service to them hurts

Submitted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: war


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Nothing hurts like an ungrateful people

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