SHE WAS A SOLDIER, by Sabine M. Pitcher
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SHE WAS A SOLDIER, by Sabine M. Pitcher.

She was a soldier, first of all;
responding to her country's call.

She carried weapons, armour, kit;
spent countless hours keeping fit.

No challenge ever was too tough.
She never said 'I've had enough'.

She wanted to go out and fight,
and wore her uniform with pride.

She learned to shoot, to cover up;
to stand the sight and smell of blood.

Then came the day when she went out,
the only woman in the crowd.

Long days and nights, endless patrols;
the desert heat crept through her soles.

She settled into life on edge;
'Make no exception' was her pledge.

She never faltered, soldiered on;
month after month, the job got done.

Then came the ambush, unforeseen;
a quiet day it should have been.

The battle left a bloody trace;
surprise still written on her face.

The bullets hit them all the same,
and she will never rise again.

She longed to see the danger zone,
and now her body returns home.

She is still one among the men;
her body buried next to them.






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SHE WAS A SOLDIER, by Sabine M. Pitcher