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I am always by his side,
the man's, whose name I bear.
I am the first thing he touches
when he wakes up,
and the last before he falls asleep.

I can always hear his heartbeat
drumming away beneath his skin.
His skin,
so hot and fiery from adrenaline,
so tan and warm from the sun.

He clutches me tightly as the bullets fall around us
and prays to God.
But I know he is praying to me.
He kisses me tightly for good luck,
as he has always done before a charge.

Blood splatters against me
and he carefully wipes it away the moment he finds cover.
His fingertips are cool against my face,
his blue eyes probing as he searches for the last droplet of foreign life
marring the etches of my cool form.

I see his comrades fall around him.
But he is untouched.
Perhaps God has listened after all.
Or perhaps it was my doing.
His guardian angel, keeping him from harm.

But perhaps I am exaggerating.
Or perhaps not.
Medals will try to take my place,
gold and silver and shimmery on the outside of his uniform.
But he will always carry me instead.
I dunno, I felt like posting something. ^^

I had to write this for my Creative Writing class this year. The prompt was that we had to write a poem (18+ lines) from the perspective of an object. I did dog tags. The kind that soldiers wear, not the kind that go on dogs. I thought it turned out pretty good, so I wanted to share. What do you think?

I might put up some more stuff I wrote for that class in the future.
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BrigadierBenchpress Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was an acutal dog that the poem was talking about!
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Protokol-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Some of the kids in my class were confused as well, but I didn't hear dog from them. IT does make sense though... ^^
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BrigadierBenchpress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! ^_^
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mythgirl68 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Along with this being the title for one of our songs. Very nice, I like it.
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Protokol-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
That's where the title came from! ^^ Glad ya like it~
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mythgirl68 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do believe you told me that at one time.

And on another note but still relating to topic, how did your Creative Writing final go?
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Protokol-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Did I? I forget...

Ehhhhhhh it was so easy and boring and stuff, but I finished early and got in a good 45 minutes to just write.
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mythgirl68 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiice.


ONE DAY LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Protokol-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Heheh....

And I know! I just have French tomorrow~!
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mythgirl68 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. I have English and Chem.
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