Warrior’s Gift

Destiny stands ready in the dawning sun
Bringing the struggle against an unknown enemy.
From a battle we come, to a battle we ride
To find God’s glory in this foreign land.
We march onward, fate makes all paths clear
For such men compelled by claims to victoy.
The hands of time are tied for this chosen day
With soldiers leaving no souls to steal.
The day is shattered with cries of the wounded
And dying, golden skies darkened with falling arrows.
Ancient winds are captured in the unfurled banners
Showing distant nobility of king and country.
Steel against steel, we continue on over the
Bodies of fallen dead on blood-soaked grounds.
Acts of the saints control me from an ancient past
Of violence and blood, fortune and pain.
From a score of sharp blades comes the end of
The day our silent Gods should never have left alone.
Much of the blood is my own, and with a shuddering
Breath, I reach with my mind to see I am dying.
We die where we stand and become tomorrow’s story
Of a war of kings, pawns of an eternal game.
There is a terrible silence as my last seconds
Allow peace to gently settle on my still form.
We stumble through chaos and fall into eternity
Where angels sing and dance with our wayward sons.
My fallen brethren stake all claims to my soul
Where it is too hard to break, too hard to hold.
Some are compelled to war for the peace it may bring
As a last gift to our coming sons and daughters.
And still we fight on, if only for the nameless
Eternity that each man may find on the battlefield.

Todays best new poem was written by Aaron Cornett


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18 thoughts on “Warrior’s Gift

  1. This poem (to me) is the feeling of a soldier who had been in many wars and many battles. I have never read anything that gives the complete perspectives of war, the soldier & God. There are many stories to be told and this is one that is caption to many.

  2. This is a wonderful poem. My husband is a soldier and it describes how alot of them feel. Great job Mr. Cornett. Never knew this would have came from you!!

  3. It helps to show that a heros deeds are forgoten after the battle has been won. And the men who fight in them go to the wind all is lost in time. But the freedom thay fought for still remains. We should feel honored to have men and women that beleave in fighting for our freedoms and rights. Thank you.

  4. Great Poem. I found it Spirtual and Powerful. This Poem is inisightful and comes from a place of enlighten wisdom.

  5. I am a soldiers, sister, and daughter and this poem leaves me knowing my father and did not fight in vain in World War II and my brothers one in Viet Nam and Dessert Storm and one in Korea. Love ” and we still fight on even if for the nameless!” Great Job!

  6. A profound and wonderful work describing the last moments of a warrior’s life. “A soldiers greatest victory is peace”….Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  7. “The hands of time are tied”
    Very good, a little bit lengthy, could use some polishing but very creative.
    Good job!!! =]

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