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Author Name: Freewilliamgoldenpen 3 Comments
Date Added: June 09, 2005 07:06:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Lone Soldier

A platoon of soldiers went warily from house to house,
listening for the slightest sound, even that of a mouse.

Their task, to find and destroy snipers, who on them would fire,
after two days with no sleep, they were begining to tire.

One soldier, a corpral, into one house did go,
searching all rooms to the roof, but the surprise was down below.

Held firmly in his hand, his sten gun cocked and primed,
he ventured to the cellar, and in there he did find.

Eleven high ranking German Officers hiding in fear,
should Russian soldiers find them down here.

Surprise and alarm filled the lone Tommies heart,
ready and prepared, a gun fight to start.

The senior officer stepped forward and did salute,
implored the British soldier, please not to shoot.

"We will lay down our arms and surrender to you,
as your prisioners of war you must safely see us through.

If the Russians find us here, we will not live out the day,
we in no way will harm you, please lead us away."

Their arms were disguarded as tommy ascended the stone stair,
followed by eleven German Officers with arms in the air.

Out into the street in the bright light of day,
a lone British Soldier led his prisoners away.

Author's Notes:

This is a true story.  My Dad was the soldier. 

 All eleven Officers returned home to their families after the war.

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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 10, 2005 12:58:22 AM Report
This is quite a poem...very intense!! You have given the readers a fine accounting of the events of the day.

Well done William.

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on June 9, 2005 10:38:08 PM Report
My goodness this is a wonderful story
which is more special because it is
a true one. What a heart stopping moment
that must have been for your Dad when he
first spotted the eleven officers in the
cellar. It is nice to know that sometimes
humanity wins out over war.
Comment By: FreeSavanahB on June 9, 2005 08:10:49 PM Report
What a wonderful story, William! What a hero your father must have been. It's nice to see soldiers portrayed as something more that blood thirsty villians.... Jude


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