louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

A Soldier s Prayer


It’s a battlefield CHRISTMAS where soldiers stand guard
Not being with loved ones is so very hard.
But you had made a decision to defend the human rights
And if it must be –then you will stand and fight.
The day is calm and in the foxhole you lay
And in your mind- you begin to pray.
“DEAR GOD “this is the day of your birth
And so many families are feeling the hurt.
They are praying where ever they can
And all we ask is for your helping hand.
Let there be peace and not one shot fired
Because as soldiers we are so very tired.
We have seen death and destruction every where
And it seems like no one cares.
Why has the human heart become so cold?
When once before their families they would hold.!
There once was flairs bursting in air
Now its bombs – and destruction they bare.
Just for this one day – all heads should bow
And give thanks for what we may have now.
So “DEAR GOD”- this is my soldier’s prayer
And with the world, your love I will share.

Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Soldier s Prayer by louis rams )

Enter the verification code :

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/18/2014 2:57:00 PM)

    Awesome poem - I felt like I was the soldier you were talking about
    and I've never been in the military - you definitely put your feelings
    into this one. Great poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Wondrous Love, BRENDA KANSHABETUMUSHABE
  2. Look Into Me, John Ugolo Umah
  3. 'Madness' (Senryu), Mihaela Pirjol
  4. Artists (Senryu), Mihaela Pirjol
  5. heart of den, ademola oluwabusayo
  6. Rain, Neela Nath
  7. Somehow...Someway, Charles Hancock
  8. Truly Inspiring, Electric Lady
  9. Unrest Soul: Before Ebola Comes, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  10. मन साफ़ करता है।man saaf karta hai, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]