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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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John Lowe More than 1 year ago
More of my life
Poetry.com 4.9 out of 5 based on 250 votes.
Heather Smith 3 days ago
Whoa.
Jalus Siddhi 6 days ago
Your poem is nearer to truth than any History book.
gaby w 5 months ago
I have no words on how beautifully written this poem was. The use of contrast provided strength. It was also a sort of punch in the face. Its message that stood out to me was that life has its up and downs, and different people have different reactions, yet who's to say what's truly right. A truly amazing poem
Ellen Paul-Heacox 6 months ago
I have seen is beautiful. You have talent. In more way than one.
Anonymous 8 months ago
wow
Hachi Ko 8 months ago
Great job.
Yvonne Sensing 9 months ago
Outstanding John!
Courtney Schantz 10 months ago
Was very refreshing to read! :D
Joseph Cartlidge More than 1 year ago
It clearly depicts the conflict between doing what you must, and doing what your heart tells you
Nikki Wheeler More than 1 year ago
I love, love, love, poems like this. This is incredibly moving, and crafted well.
N M More than 1 year ago
awesome keep writing and please dont ever stop
Arnab Kumar Roy More than 1 year ago
Great I hope we will see more poems like this from you in future Kindly review my poem 'Endless Love' Link=>http://poetry.com/poems/949056-Endless-Love
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
Personally crafted and nice
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Donna Martinez More than 1 year ago
Excellent, well written, superb flow. An enjoyable work all around. Thank you for your truth in the world of lies we live in today.
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Alisha Marie Black More than 1 year ago
The best works of art have come from the soul...and this has obviously come from yours.
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Lee LeClair More than 1 year ago
It's called life
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Taranum Bhatia More than 1 year ago
the sense of confusion is palpable... a soldier must be ready to follow orders and accomplish mission objectives despite the pricking of his conscience along the way..... and its also correct that nobody knows the answer because " On my judgment day I will revel. Because then the truth will be known "...
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Robin Sallee More than 1 year ago
You are very talented and obviously bring knowledge of what you are writing about to your work.
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Superbly beautiful poet John Lowe Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Brandy Bishop More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing poem! Very expressive and has great imagery! Keep writing!! Thank you for your service! (Also I don't know why this poem was marked as abusive and is under review but I completely and strongly disagree!)
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Lauren Hannon More than 1 year ago
Deep thoughts.. Beautiful poem! You're an inspiration.
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Junaid Saleem More than 1 year ago
very emotional and thoughtful
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Sophy Chen More than 1 year ago
thanks for your writing to all Sophy
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Brian Spain More than 1 year ago
Great poem, keep writing!
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
T. C More than 1 year ago
What a gentle poem. The truth of your words are so clear and pure. This poem does not embellish, the story is told 'as is' and has a wonderful stillness to it. Loved it!
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
Nice and excellent Review Kindly review my poems http://poetry.com/poems/819939-Your-Love-Is-Like-The-Planets-In-The-Universe http://poetry.com/poems/818964-YOU-ARE-LIKE-MY-GUITAR http://poetry.com/poems/818642-SHADOWS-IN-MY-MIRROR http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/814487-Tears-On-My-Ink http://poetry.com/poets/295129-Bong%20Herbert%20Guitang/797794-KEEP-ON-WRITING#
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
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