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I have seen

I have seen the sun set in the frozen valleys of Bosnia.
I have seen it rise in the burning dunes of Iraq.
I have held a new born child as it breaths its first breaths of life.
I have held a dying soldier as he breathed his last.
I have tried to give life and I have taken it.
I have felt the seething anger deep inside.
I have lost love and cried.

Do these actions make me a God or a devil?
On my judgment day I will revel.
Because then the truth will be known.
And maybe just maybe I will finally find a home.
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Submitted by Brokenoifvet on July 15, 2017

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John Lowe

I rode as a bullrider on the pro rodeo circut for several years.I also was deployed to Iraq four times during OIF and was injured 3 times.My poems come from the heart break of being apart and the love of what I do and have done. more…

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  • Leocribs
    I have tried to give life and i have taken it, sad reality of war. Know our Brave soldiers are appreciated and loved.
    LikeReplyReport 117 days ago
  • messingerbreed
    words can make a home, I hope your home is in your deep lit soul, It feels to be of great value.
    LikeReplyReport 217 days ago

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