Knights Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas
And all across the land,
Beings stirred and moiled
With dirt on their hands.
With a few hours of sleep
Our soldiers lay,
Hoping to come home
To their families that wait.
With endless thoughts
And fond memories,
Those who fight
And carry war's deeds.
For the ones we've lost
And paid the price,
Protecting their country
At the cost of their lives.
For miles and miles
That we never see,
What they do to protect
This land of the free.
They're braving battles
And hunger and pain,
Only to come back
With memories pertained.
Exhausted breaths
And bodies fatigued,
They fight with courage
In lands unseen.
And to whom we owe
And to them we pray,
That they make it home
Hopefully one day.
For in this Christmas
There are families apart,
A distance away
But close to our hearts.
And while some children
May never understand,
The reason for being-
Why we fight for this land.
What we do
To keep our home safe,
Every round we've shot
Every town we strafe.
The loss of families
Our brothers, our men,
May make a Christmas
Never the same again.
And God gives his callings
To those he needs back,
Ready to defend the heavens
From any evil attack.
And as you read this
Think about them,
The families with a loss
Our brothers and our men.
Those who are gone
And the ones still alive,
That wont be home for Christmas
And won't be home tonight.

About this poem

The title of the poem may reflect what it's about, however its first few sentences take it to a much deeper meaning than any traditional Christmas writing.

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Written on November 11, 2021

Submitted by mckayc1989 on December 06, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Text too long
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,365
Words 286
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 60

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