With resolve, but despair and the track of a tear,
Proud and bereft, the soldier is left
To fend on his own now that he’s come home.
We exposed him to terror and from the horror
His new tomorrow exposes our error;
So few of us dare to acknowledge he’s there.
Part of a suite of poems by Andrew Diamond in aid of Remembrance Day 2013. Andrew said he hopes his poems will ‘make people look for a better, peaceful and more caring world’.
The Soldier, The Parade, The Abandoned Solider, To Helmand and Back, The Survivor
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