The Heart of a Soldier

Tanya - Amarillo, Texas
Entered on July 20, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: creativity, war
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Her love for her country began

when she was only three

begging for a GI Joe instead

of a barbie.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country grew

as she entered elementary school

dressed in her camouflage

capris.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country increased

as she entered middle school

defending her brother teased

by bullies.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country soared

in high school proud to be

the only girl to join

the ROTC.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country escalated

as she left home for college

following her dreams to enlist in

the army.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country peaked

as her unit departed for combat

to defend the US from a

terrorist regime.

The heart of a soldier

Her love for her country exploded

as her blood was spilled in a

mortared humvee.

The heart of a soldier

The heart of a soldier

The heart of a soldier