Colin F. Jones

MOST SOLDIERS

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: May 13, 2004
Awarded: May 13, 2004
Most soldiers are not photographed,
as they do their job,
So their children never see them,
killing while we sob.
They are not filmed destroying,
the enemy with fire,
As they fight for survival,
in jungle and in Mire;
As they battle dust and heat waves,
in the desert waste,
Where they maim and slaughter soldiers,
in their desperate tortured haste.
And when they return to freedom,
They say naught of what they faced.