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Originally posted by Neocrusader
Here we go .......
Nice poem .....again
Yet again though you are looking through biased blinkered eyes
I enjoyed your previous poem but believed to address it to the soldiers of the world was a bit far
Now you go and do it again ( however excluding US troops )
AGAIN NOT ALL SOLDIERS FEEL LIKE THIS - a very very small percentage infact
Just to clarify a little and I'm now going to go against many of my own rules and do a little self revealing
I'm a soldier - not American ( presumption is the mother of all f#%k ups )
I had my first experience of armed conflict in 91 at the age of 14 ( why my nan ways went yugoslavia and thought yugoslavia was gonna be fine ........whoops ! )
I joined an elite infantry unit at 17 straight out of school - split my knee cap and had to leave - spent 5 years living as a civie then joined another considered elite infantry unit at 22
I have nearly 1000 days of combat operations and have lost many good friends
Been married for 14 years and have a 13 year old son
Yes I have PTSD but I'm also a TRIM manager ( mental trauma assessor and manager ) To use a rather cheesy quote with reference to being a soldier 'I didn't choose anything - I was born and this is what I am'
I am as are many a professional soldier - soldiering is my profession
Do not think for a second that this limits my poetry prose to simply
Roses are red , violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic, and so am I
We are not all darkened tainted products of the killbot factory
Some are failed by the system though either not being weeded out in the training process, missing elements from the training process or are not properly addressed on return from operations
Until you've layed down next to your buddy as he's holding his own face on so he doesn't need to look up to any man - he shouldn't have to look up to any man ! As the lights go dim you cannot comprehend what a soldier may or may not feel so I reiterate my response to your former poem
I feel insulted by this
Not everyone's cut out to be a soldier - its not f%#king call of duty
And for you to feel hurt becose some was insulted by your narrow minded poem , tarred with the same brush and insulting of my profession, attitude, mentality, humanity and psychological state tells me all I need
Chk the sig
edit on 1-1-2012 by Neocrusader because: Bloody auto correct