Monday, May 25, 2015

In memory of those who won't return. ..

"No greater love"
The bombs are exploding, the smoke is thick
Yet still they press on, retreat they won't
Then suddenly, a soldier turns
for right beside him, he hears a moan
He drops down to the ground, his younger brother lies there.
Then reaches out with the gentlest of care
"We'll go home together, I'll not leave you here."
He doges the explosions as best he can
Before dropping his brother down onto the sand
"You'll be safe here," he looks back and yells
just before he hurries back into the fight.
One year later, the younger brother kneels
beside the grave, where his older brother now lies.
A tear slips from his eyes and rolls down his cheek.
"You saved my life, you gave your all.
You are my hero, the only one I'll ever seek."
He salutes, then stands. He'll go home alone.
Yet a part of him will remain in that battlefield, far, far from home.

 John 15:12 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


  1. Did you write that poem? It was really good, and very touching. Thank you very much!

    1. Yes, I wrote it :) I'm glad you enjoyed it and, yes, you can share it!

  2. Great poem! And great verse...I'm going to use it in my blog post as well :)

  3. Thank you for doing this post. God bless those who have served our country, who have died on the battle field, and those who have served, came home, lived a normal life and died. Great reminder. Thanks, Jesseca.

  4. This is a great reminder Jesseca! You did an awesome job on this poem!! I love it:) It's so true and so sad... My grandpa was in the military years ago but I don't know anyone who is now.

  5. Wow...beautiful poem Jesseca. :)