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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
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Rochelle Pauley 10 months ago
You may be one of my new favorite authors. Wow.
Allen Flowers 10 months ago
The experience of life and death...straight from the heart!
Meghan Hemmer 11 months ago
Great poem. Very good. The best piece of poetry I have ever seen.
CHERISH BROWN More than 1 year ago
I love your poem, especially since I feel that it helps others see from a soldiers point of view.
Susan Miller More than 1 year ago
I lovethis poem, it's great. this poem. You may find if you choose god,your faith will find you a home for eternity. Keep streaming.
Greg Simmons More than 1 year ago
I really liked this.
Alexandria Johnson More than 1 year ago
You are neither God nor the devil, you are a soldier who did his job and has sadly endured so much pain while placing your own life in harms way. Thank you and may God always Bless you. With great respect I thank you for sharing your writing. Be safe always.
Remi Levesque More than 1 year ago
Looks like you had a hard life keep writing down your thought because sometime it's the only way to releive ourselves
Sam Arcobasso More than 1 year ago
I loved it man that's great. so deep
Bryanna Twardy More than 1 year ago
i have read many of your poems. i am a fan of yours. you are a name that i remember. thank you for your service and thank you for sharing your writings.
Shayla Mickelsen More than 1 year ago
Christi Graves More than 1 year ago
Thankyou for sharing ! And thankyou for serving! God Bless!
Miranda Breedlove More than 1 year ago
The words you have wrote are extremely powerful and tell a story of your life all in one. Thank you for posting this it shows me another side.
julie lindell mao More than 1 year ago
amazing words
Jaden Brooks More than 1 year ago
great job, I loved this!
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
Sean Underwood More than 1 year ago
Great contrast in the two stanzas... shell rattling ending. I loved it
sagar maniar More than 1 year ago
finally some good read.. :) keep it up
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Jalus Siddhi More than 1 year ago
Your poem is nearer to truth than any History book.
gaby w More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
I have seen is beautiful. You have talent. In more way than one.
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Hachi Ko More than 1 year ago
Great job.
Yvonne Sensing More than 1 year ago
Outstanding John!
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