Soldier praying

So Dear To My Heart

        "Baghdad has become man's highway to hell."

        So dear to my heart are my loved ones at home
        As I toss and I turn in my bunk all alone.
        Everyday I see death, hate, and corruption
        Combat is God's proof of man's malfunction.
        For family, comrades, and myself I pray
        To my love with this poem I wish to convey.
        I knew I loved you though never how much
        Till by war, I'm forced beyond your touch.
        Where violence thrives, there's the stench of death
        With the taste of fear on every breath.
        Who shall prevail, who shall die?
        As the sadistic kill beneath God's sky.
        Baghdad has become man's highway to hell
        Where the hearts of darkness are alive and well,
        I count each day till it's time to come home  
        And be with my love and never alone.
        Love You,
        Your Marine

~ Tom Zart ~

[ by: Tom Zart Copyright © 2007 -- submitted by: Tom Zart ( ]


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