No Longer A Soldier Boy


Photo by Sammy Williams Unsplash

He left home

A boy

Ready to

Fight a war

In far off

Desert sand.

He saw comrades

Broken and bloodied

Fallen to the ground.

He’d watch

Life fall away

And saw visions

Of hell

Night and Day.

He left for

War a Soldier boy

Came back a broken


Struggling to

Keep the

Demons at bay.

© Michelle R Kidwell




Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller