Silhouette of Soldiers
When you left home, Mama was shedding tears of pain, fearful she may never see you again, Papa was puffing his chest out, hopefully you'll make the family proud and bring honor to his name.
You've sacrificed your freedom that we may be free, you've sacrificed your sleep that we may sleep, you've sacrificed your time that we may make use of ours.
You got married but your spouse sleeps alone on a cold bed night after night, you had offsprings but your babies salute you every morning not sure if you'll be home today or never seen again.
You lay in the trenches day and night waiting on our enemies that we may enjoy peace, sickness doesn't bother you, a death that many fear becomes a toy in your hands.
Your riffle becomes your third arm despite its weight, your gear becomes your second skin despite its stickiness, yet you forge on for our sake.
Dear Soldier, we may never get to say this to you, but always remember, our hearts are your dwelling, for we rise and fall oblivious of what may or may not but this we are certain. You gave your all for all of ours.
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Therefore, I say a prayer for your safe return home that your loved ones may once again enjoy your warmth.
Yours most humbly
Nigerian Citizen S.E. Lvar