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Posted: September 3rd. 2006 2:08:48 AM

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My Good Friend, .....A True Soldier!

by Ladykelshan

Age Group: Adult

You were there, a moment
ago, you and I we were talkin'!
Suddenly, I saw an explosion,
and the dirt around us blew up!
When the smoke, and dust
cleared, I thought that you
were still lying on your side,
still about to say something,
something funny, or
something interesting, as
we waited, with our guns...
I turned to look, and there
was a lot of yelling in the
background, and then I saw
you, OH-MY-GOD!!! I had to
look away, it was too harsh
for me to really look at you,
(I am soo sorry, so sorry!)
Your head had a hole, right
near your ear..a little above
it, and it oozed blood, out of
it..I gulped, and swallowed
again! My friend, Oh, GOD!
I wish, I were someplace
else! Not here! Not to see
a person I know, like that!
Your eyes, were wide
open, and dust,
had settled on them..
I was afraid to touch you
.I was ....AFRAID.....YEAH!
...I grabbed my
jacket, and rubbed my nose,
cuz' I found myself, bawling..
uncontrollably. I just couldn't
get over the shock!
My friends called out to me, to
move, and I thought I could,
but, my body was shaking
so damn badly, I just
couldn't do it.
Finally, they rushed over, and
dragged me back, behind
another wall of dirt. "Did you
see, Griffin?Did you see him?!"
I pleaded to them.They glanced
over, "yeah, right, we'll take
a good look, but you stay here!"
they ordered me.
I sat backwards on the ground
and sat there, no sound coming
outta me...I felt so confused.
Was this where I was supposed
to be, lying in a state of shock,
in a dirt pile, lost my friend,
due to a shot from the enemy
doing nothing, but sitting still?
Over the dirt ditch I saw them
they ran back to me, quickly
"yeah, Griffin's gone, we gotta
move again, come on!" they
told me gruffly. THey didn't
say another word about him,
and I moved with them
crouching, creeping, scouring
every detail around me...
carefully like a panther.
As we neared closer to a key
direction, we slowly but then
gradually quickly made it to
the other side, where more
of our men were. We hid in the
bushes, and stayed for the
Later, as we were able to
call off somehow, and head
towards a somewhat safer
patch of ground, we tried to
catch much needed shut-
..I tried, but, I kept
seeing the bloodied
bullet ridden body,
especially your head....
I could NOT forget that,
I could not let that
out of my sight!....
It was a time like that
that made me rethink,
what could I have done, to
"have known" that this was
to have happened in that
split second timing....
that you would be shot, at
such close range, and
so suddenly, when I was
I guess sometimes we learn,
and other times, it
finally has to "dawn" on all
of us.....that "the ill-fated" break
of Evil will eventually make it's
mark present to one or all of
But, to this day, I can still
recall your head, lying near
my arms...not super close,
but close enough to pat you
on the shoulders to say
"good job man! Good Damn
I don't like remembering
your death, much....but,
I do recall the funny things you
would always say to me, and
the kidding around, and what you
tried to show me, when You were
I'll miss were more
than just one of us, you were
a human being that worked hard
and truly believed that he COULD
and WOULD make a difference!
That's why you joined, you always
told me...that's why you joined.......

Author's Notes: By ladykelshan
Written Saturday, September, 3rd, 2006

I got the idea from a show on solders that I had seen...regarding either a car bombing and or bombing in a ditch. I saw this young man, with a hole I think in his head, and his friend talking about the death of his friend near by...they were soldiers out in Afghanistan...and one very young boyish looking kid got immediately killed nearby.. (I think) It really hit me, so much watching this show, that I began to have a nightmare about it....It was very disturbing..but, I felt that I had to write about it!!!The friend that had to describe his comrade was just practically "losing it" on t.v....and I would NOT blame him at all, in the slightest!!! I can totally understand....

For those of you out there serving or who know others who are serving, please take care.....I care....I know you don't feel like doing much anymore , at times...but, you are doing some great things out there....May Peace, Go with you, all!

love, ladykelshan

P.S.Though, I am NOT responsible for this war....I just wanted to add, how deeply sorry I am for you losing great friends....I am sorrier than I can convey....!!!
Hoping that healing comes soon, for all of you soldiers out there....soon!

Blessed be!

Author's Location: Washington, Washington DC
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