The Eternal Warrior

Doomed to fight in every war.

I have traveled ancient portals through times of love
and hate,  and I have fought on fields of battle and shared Achilles’ fate.

I held the pass at Thermopayle, with Leonidas at my side,
and when the Persians won the day, the Gods of Sparta cried.

I stood with Alexander on the shores of distant lands,
I have held the lives of many in my coarse and bloody hands.

I marched the roads with Caesar, and by his side I cried,
when Brutus thrust his fateful blade, and Caesar’s vision died.

When barbarians stormed the gates of Rome, and plundered Caesar’s land,
I stood my post on the burning walls, a weapon in my hand.

I have traveled ancient portals, through times of fear and more,
for I am the eternal soldier, doomed to fight in every war.

I fought with a man of royal birth, King Richard was his name,
we held the walls of Jerusalem, and earned eternal fame.

I bled with Wallace at Falkirk, and King Henry at Agincourt,
for I am the eternal soldier, doomed to fight forever more.

I sailed with Spain's Armada on the rough and windy seas,
in our quest for vengeance to bring Britain to her knees.

I stood with a man called Washington, and without a soldier’s fee,
for we fought for a patriotic cause, to make his country free.

I have traveled ancient portals through times of strife and dread,
I held the hand of Antoinette when she lost her pretty head.

I stood with Lee at Gettysburg and with Teddy on San Juan Hill,
for I am the eternal soldier with a calling to fulfill.

I fought in America’s western lands, to keep my people free,
from the roaring guns and slashing sabers, of the US Calvary.

I was with the French at Chateau Thierry and the Germans at Verdun,
and I stood on the beaches of Normandy, and watched the Nazis run.

With the Marines on island sands I stood my ground and bled,
and at the Chosin Reservoir another life was shed.

I fought against the Viet Cong in the Tet of 68,
and against the American’s at Khe Sanh where I met a bloody fate.

I have traveled ancient portals, through times of fear and more,
for I am the eternal soldier, doomed to fight in every war.




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