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For A Daughter

A soldier leans over his hurt friend
wincing in agony,
but telling him to keep going.
Yet he can't.
Exhaustion sweeps over him
like a big, black blanket,
sending him back to his last goodbyes with his family.
He can picture his daughter's vanilla white skin
clutching his neck, not letting go.
His vacant hazel eyes look down
at his dusty green uniform,
imagining the cold, wet tear stains
his daughter left with him.
The smell of her skin lingers
through his senses,
and for the first time in two years,
he feels whole.
He feels energy, he feels invincible.
He fights for freedom
He fights for her.
Grade 6 - 8
Copyright 2007
November 28, 2007

Poem "recognized for creative excellence"
by School District of Lee County, Ft. Myers, FL

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