The Forever Soldier
He could be from anywhere
And it is difficult to place him.
It could be London, Ohio, Berlin.
He could be from any era or any age,
For he is ageless and timeless.
He is noted for his youth and optimism
Because 'though he must march into the fields of fury,
He is basically good natured and cheerful.
He is wrapped around with the invincibility of being young,
Rooted in the now, in the moment.
There is no tomorrow,
There never is for him, not even in peacetime.
He is the budding jewel of the human crown,
The fragile lamb deformed by the musket
And to destroy him is unforgivable.
Yet ultimately he would want us to forgive.