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A Soldier's Lament

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But now as a man,
Not as an innocent child frightened by what might someday be,
But rather as a soldier tortured by what once was.

Sitting and starring with conscience in hand,
Asking the single, most fundamentally-haunting question of my life,
Why?

*Article first published by the Fellowship Magazine (Spring, 2007) of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Nyack, New Nork)

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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for (more...)
 

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