A Soldiers Eyes

when you look into a soldiers eyes

you see the images locked deep inside

the torture and hate he has seen

the deaths of friends that have been

the hard decisions he has made

the killing blast of one grenade

the countless men he has killed

the dangerous missions he has fulfilled

the horrific gore

the madness of war

the deaths of the innocent, their piercing scream

now you too wont be able to dream

that steely eyed soldier was just a boy

untill war took all his joy.

so when you meet a soldier with distant eyes

think of what he has seen and why he wears that disguise.