Soldier’s Christmas

by Maktub Memood aged 13

Silent dusk,
a tear sizzles down his cheek –
the solider wishes for Santa.

Gleaming lights of the city,
makes him long for
his eyes set on the sky.
Trailing between December clouds,
a sparkle of reindeer dust –
his longing fingers
a new sunrise in his eyes.

And yet, his vulnerable fingers…
he steps back, teary-eyed
reindeer dust or another gun shot?
Merry Christmas, Soldier!

One Response to “Soldier’s Christmas”

  • Roger Stevens

    Why has this poem also come in to the Poetry Zone under the name Ishaan Singh Sarna? Please explain.

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