katie

Rookie (1991 / Bury St Edmunds)

The Soldier Fights


the soldier fights for the hippys rights to protest against that soldier
the soldier fights for the politions rights to send that soldier to war
the soldier fights for buisness mans rights to make money
the soldier fights for the policemans rights to arrest that soldier
the soldier fights for school kids right to know about past soldiers
the soldier fights to so that you may all sleep at night
the soldier fights for religion so that you may all belive what you wish
And yet the soldier fights on
the soldier fights for his flag, for his country, for his life

Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Edited: Thursday, March 03, 2011

Do you like this poem?
17 person liked.
2 person did not like.

Form:


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 (The Soldier Fights by katie )

  • Rookie Matthew Gill (5/20/2012 9:34:00 PM)

    very good ive been marine for about 3 yrs now and i agree completely with this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maria Lopez (11/26/2010 8:56:00 PM)

    i agree with that cuz soldiers are dying and ppl r crying every where i wish there waz no war i wish 4 world peace but it to big of a wish not even god can grant it and im only 13 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Katherine Kobito (10/8/2009 11:36:00 AM)

    As a person with a passion for America and what She stands for, I strongly agree with this poem. The part with 'the soldier fights for the hippys rights to protest against that soldier' seems to refer to the Vietnam protests. It is very moving, passionate and thoughtful. I absolutely love your poem and your word usage. You are a very good poet/writer =D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Daniel Upton (6/4/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    as a soldier i would like to say a good poem and also true however i do not agree with a comment made saying we do not want to be overseas serving because its not true we enjoy our work and enjoy the opportunity to carry out our roles on deployments overseas (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hannah Burgess (6/3/2009 3:34:00 AM)

    this is a very good poem although there are a few spelling mistakes i hope you dont mind me asking when it was written? ?
    Hannah
    ..x.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thom Walker (5/14/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    i think its true and very true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Katie (5/8/2009 2:18:00 PM)

    I think you've missed the point of the poem. Its that soldiers fight for eveyone's rights, whether they like them or what they are doing, and that people should never forget that.
    I'm pretty sure soldiers don't fight against being sent to war, because if so they're in the wrong jobs, you know the risks when you sign on the dotted line.
    Reaserch, I live it love! But I do wish your father a safe return from the stan and am sorry to hear about your husbands close shave, I know what its like to loose people that way. All the best. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alice Lion (11/11/2008 6:38:00 PM)

    very few thing in that poem are true.the soldiers do not want to go overseas. they try to fight AGAINST the prime ministers rights to send them to war.They will of course fight to prevent getting arrested. they do not want the hippies to protest against them they try to stop that.Katie I like the poem and all but please, try to do a little more studying before you write another soldier poem! sorry if i sounded mean it's just I care alot about this kind of stuff, my daddy's out in Afghanistan right now, and I almost lost my husband when he was in Iraq! LUV YALL! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abhishek Iyer (8/15/2008 1:51:00 AM)

    this is a very gud poem writtn by her best of luck 4 more poems (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,229 Points john tiong chunghoo (3/30/2008 1:54:00 AM)

    ode to soldiers.
    how nice is all soldiers would fight to protect civilians katie. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Holmes (1/18/2008 11:29:00 AM)

    Katie. This poem is brilliant. You have a wonderful talent and write from the heart, just like me. Keep on writing and supporting the troops. God knows they need it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarah Mann (10/11/2007 12:28:00 AM)

    This is a good one.
    kate, publish your work on journals because
    only we fight for their recognition
    I could not say it as good as you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,293 Points Sean North (5/30/2007 7:38:00 PM)

    yeah the whole fighting for what thing confuses even the lowest grunt once they get back...no doubt... katie...another fine write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Egal Bohen (5/29/2007 4:23:00 PM)

    If anyone has to be a soldier everyone should have to be a soldier - Excellent poem
    Egal... (Report) Reply

Read all 14 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]