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The bugle sounds for you

As the sun sets
He is laid to rest
The bugle sounds and guns fire
A nation pays tribute to a soldier

He fought with honour and without fear
To protect our country from foes
He stood guarding our borders
As seasons changed around him

Far away from his home
Leaving wife and son alone
A soldier fought a war
So that we are at peace

Braving bullets and bombs
Without food and sleep
He is alert all day
Keeping enemies at bay

The earth upon which we tread
He worshipped till he was dead
Fighting hard for our freedom
What a noble patriot he was

Then one day he fell down fighting
A bullet tore through his chest
With a cry for freedom on his lips
He lay down his life for us

A tearful wife and son
Are joined by a whole nation
We salute the brave soldier
And his noble sacrifice



© copyright skm, April 14th, 2011

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  1. April 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Very moving poem paying tribute to the most unappreciated soldier who has to lay his life for his country. This appreciation is badly needed in today’s times

  2. April 15, 2011 at 4:05 am

    A very touching poem…

  3. April 18, 2011 at 1:02 am

    moving words.
    masterful delivery.

  4. Kay Salady
    April 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Beautiful heartfelt memorial. Thank you so much!

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  6. April 22, 2011 at 2:35 am

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  7. April 22, 2011 at 4:02 am

    This is great. What the soldiers do for us, and yes their families, is a great sacrifice. Blessings to everyone 🙂

    • April 22, 2011 at 9:01 am

      Hi bendedspoon – thanks for the comment:)

  8. April 22, 2011 at 7:40 am
  9. April 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

    a very moving poem. i have a soft spot for soldiers, as i have once served two and a half years in the army.

    thanks for sharing!

    • April 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Wow! I’m honoured that the message has reached the right audience. I thank you for your service as a soldier. May you be blessed with all that you wish for and more:)

  10. April 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

    A tribute to the fallen heroes-very true and vividly captured!

  11. April 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Wow. Touching.

  12. April 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Very beautiful, a solid tribute to the fallen! Not one soldier, but all of them!

  13. A.B. Thomas
    April 24, 2011 at 1:42 am

    A very solid tribute, well done, I enjoyed the read

  14. April 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    war poems always get to me….i like this a lot….touching..

  15. April 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Sweet remembrance!


  16. April 29, 2011 at 3:04 am


    A x

  17. February 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    heartwarming story on a soldier and his beloved wife and son,
    thanks for the contribution.


  18. February 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Very well done!

  1. April 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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