This black earth it holds me back
I only wish that I were home
So you could tell me what was right
And I could try to change what's wrong
It's all the distance between us now
That gives me fear that you are gone
Please hear my heart that beats loud
And just hold onnnnnnn
Just hold on...
If the battles I have lived through
Were in vain then give me death
In this war there are only losers
As the victors beat their chests
I'm just animal in nature
Without knowing I am in your heart
Just not knowing brings out anger
And it's tearing me apart
Hold on...hold on...
The fertile earth consumes me now
Underneath this great dark cloud
Your last words deeply cut me
From my grave I'll cry out loud!
Someone waiting for a Soldier to come home wrote the other anonymous poem
save again for later
bring the ache
tomorrow still gone
Credit to Sgt.1st Class Andre Anderson of the United States Army for his winning poem.