I Saw A Soldier Just Today



I saw a soldier just today
Though he wasn't standing tall
He was resting in  a fancy box
For this soldier gave his all

Other soldiers bore him home
To his final resting place
They proudly marched side by side
Though they'd never seen his face

His box was draped with our country's flag
For proudly had he served
These honors were bestowed with love
It was all that he deserved

His family stood  with tear filled eyes
His strength came from their heart
Though saddened, they were filled with pride
He had bravely done his part

I saw a soldier just today
As I was passing by
I had to stop and dry my tears
Then go and say goodbye.
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on February 21, 2017

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxb xcdc xexe xfdf Agxg
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 609
Words 121
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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