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No Good Solider

By: Lois Sherwood


No good solider ever comes back from duty without battle wounds
No carefree kid playing in the garden comes back jnside clean 
No wise man has ever not lost his wisdom at some point
No brave warrior has not met with fear itself
No one at home has never strayed

Every broken heart can be healed through love
Every lost soul can be found through persistence 
Every voice has the power to move mountains
Every cold heart can be warmed
Every arrogant soul will be warned
Everyone can achieve greatness
Everyone can find inner peace
Everyone can learn to change whether good or bad
Everyone can find hope no matter the past they've had
No good solider comes back without battle scars
Every loved book has one of two tears
So be a good person
Go on
Don't be scared

Peer Review

i was quite touched by the encouraging message of the poem, but i was especially impressed by the “every cold heart can be warMed/every arrogant soul will be warNed” line. it’s not a very obvious detail but once you notice it it makes all the difference in the poem.

nothing i think this was absolutely wonderful

Reviewer Comments

i loved this poem. it’s simple, but the brilliance of those two lines have got to make this one of my favourite poems on this platform. please continue writing!!