O’ The depths of wars’ horrors to others are unknown,
I have no vocabulary to explain; I just sigh and groan,
Soldiers died, now their families no more will them see,
They bled, and died – O the awesome cost for your liberty.
The IED blasts caused soldiers’ brain damage; now blasted insane,
Post Traumatic Stress disorder causes Soldiers to be deranged,
The person I was before the war, that person doesn’t exist anymore,
When I’m alone I cry rivers, O God my God – the unseen horrors of war.
The cries of the children for their father; silent dead in his grave,
Yet he died a hero – his Humvee exploded in flames. He died very brave,
Kaboom!! Horror settles upon them like a terrible black nightmare.
Numb by the bomb blast, his legs blown off – just too much for him to bear.
From war, soldiers come home and see ghosts that no one else can see,
Traumatic nightmares and flashbacks just will not let them be free,
They rode and they marched and seen comrades blown slam apart,
The depths and horrors of war; cries of families with broken hearts.
From the Army disabled Soldiers are discharged with such little pay.
Spouses have to quit work and stay home – her lost soldier is just not ok,
Black darkened gloom sets in – the money we have won’t make ends meet,
O Will we lose our land, car, and home and have to live on the street?
The Terrors of Wars horrors don’t end; they’re still haunting us today,
Lord God let me come home from war’s terrors; please help me this day,
Please don’t misunderstand me all – this is a pleasant misery I do endure;
a great honor to sacrifice for my country to make freedom more sure.
Please donate to “Independence Fund” for soldiers and their families: show them you care.
The wounded and dead soldier’s families are in poverty, depression, and despair.
Before they went to war and fought for your freedom they had plenty and not one need.
This brain-injured soldier begs your help for wounded and dead soldier’s families.
©Copyright September 21, 2007 by Forrest Langley
and the human cost
The results of an IED Explosion on a Humvee…
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Author’s Note: This poem was written by me to assist in raising funds and awareness of wounded and fallen soldiers’ families. I consider it an honor and privilege to be able to contribute in this way. Please visit the Independence Fund website www.independencefund.org to learn more and, to make a donation to this cause that is so close to my heart.
September 21, 2007