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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 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
Andrew Christensen More than 1 year ago
Enough said
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
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Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Margaret Clapperton More than 1 year ago
These are amazing words that you have written , thankyou for posting it as left an impression on me
Jaden Brooks More than 1 year ago
great job, I loved this!
Anna Luise More than 1 year ago
I like the way you wrote - simple words that get under the skin - there's no need for a perfect rhyme ... thank you for sharing this ...
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
I am glad you liked it Anna!
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Very well said
Bong Herbert Guitang More than 1 year ago
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Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
rare
RJ Torres More than 1 year ago
Can't say I can relate, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the brutal honesty with which you write. Thanks for the insight. I only hope that one day there will be no need for such haunting memories to be created.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Very well said
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
rare
Terry Lyn Kelty More than 1 year ago
I can feel the battle, the pull between right and wrong. Beautifully written
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Thank you Terry!
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
Bhupathi Prabhakara Rao More than 1 year ago
It is an experince!
Courtney Schantz More than 1 year ago
Was very refreshing to read! :D
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
So moving.
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Thank you!
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
rare
Donka Krsteva More than 1 year ago
this poem teaches me about war more than a best-seller war novel would.
doina More than 1 year ago
John, did you see Gabi's poem "Musical Afrodisia "-top poem all time 143 reviews , just desapear !!!! We don't trust to post new poem !!!
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
I here you. Strange stuff going on here now adays. I really hope they figure it out.
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Donka, Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot!
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
rare
Teresa Brightly More than 1 year ago
awesome poem! heartfelt.....takes your breath away
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Such kind words. Thank you!
Alexis Scott More than 1 year ago
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John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Thanks Alexis!
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
rare
kenny urwin More than 1 year ago
Very deep and meaningful. Cant wait to read more. Thank you for serving this country.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Very well said
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
rare
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
Jessica Bernard More than 1 year ago
You have to do those things in war. You protected my freedom. We were at war then. You did the right thing. Trust me.
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Jessica, thanks for reviewing!
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Sami Issawi More than 1 year ago
I love the conflicting emotions that this poem stirs up, switching between beauty and tragedy so seamlessly, very good work
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
rare
Brahmakumar Balakrishnan Dtm More than 1 year ago
Thanks for sharing the woes of war!
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
You are welcome. Thank you for reviewing.
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
rare
Gabriela Apostol More than 1 year ago
it's extremely touching and beautiful! well done ^_^
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
So glad you like it Gabriela!
Gray Matter More than 1 year ago
5*
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
Sharon Pitman More than 1 year ago
Amazing job sharing the emotions within your struggling heart......I pray that you will find peace
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Thank you Sharon, your words are heartfelt.
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
rare
Jalus Siddhi More than 1 year ago
Your poem is nearer to truth than any History book.
Laura Leigh More than 1 year ago
No one can truly appreciate what you do unless they have been there but your words express the effects of being a soldier. Check out my poem At age 19. It was about my great uncle who served in WWII.
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Laura, I will check it out. Thanks for reviewing!
Tochukwu Esq More than 1 year ago
great
Nick Tamborra More than 1 year ago
Very well written and thought provocating
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
I am glad you liked it Nick!
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
rare
Eman Saif More than 1 year ago
this is so touching ... very well written
Annjohnson Murphree More than 1 year ago
I have seen...a poet in John Lowe...thank you and it is apparent that experience brings from the depths of our souls works of a wordsmith to the readers.
John Lowe More than 1 year ago
Ann, thank you for yoru kind words.
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