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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 259 votes.
Shayla Mickelsen 3 days ago
Beautiful!
Christi Graves 3 months ago
Thankyou for sharing ! And thankyou for serving! God Bless!
Miranda Breedlove 3 months 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 4 months ago
amazing words
Jaden Brooks 5 months ago
great job, I loved this!
Margaret Clapperton 7 months ago
These are amazing words that you have written , thankyou for posting it as left an impression on me
Sean Underwood 7 months ago
Great contrast in the two stanzas... shell rattling ending. I loved it
sagar maniar 7 months ago
finally some good read.. :) keep it up
Heather Smith 9 months ago
Whoa.
Jalus Siddhi 9 months 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow
Hachi Ko More than 1 year ago
Great job.
Yvonne Sensing More than 1 year ago
Outstanding John!
Courtney Schantz More than 1 year 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
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