This poem was written by Wayne Stubbs and read out by war hero Simon Weston. it shows the love, loss, and friendships a soldier goes through as well as still being a frightened young boy wanting to come home.
Muddy water runs between our boots, The tears run through my heart, Mam, say everything will be ok, I can see your open arms in my dreams, The fear to run home but I can't.
My friend is brave with no pain, My hand shakes with the cold wind, My friend hurts but shows a different face, A frozen finger makes me not kill.
A smile, look or touch, all of this makes me human, Every chance I get I will cry, The day is going to sleep but I still see lighted weapons, Every chance I get I will cry for you.
Dear mam, I'm writing this to let you know your son is alive but not well, Read this and open your arms wide, I've seen friends die, I've felt too much pain, So I'm coming home for your shoulder and smile.
My friend was brave with no pain, My hands were shaking with the cold wind, My friend hurt but showed a different face, I knew that I could not kill.
I'm a crying soldier and proud!
Every chance I get I will cry, I'm human and my pain is real, I will cry for you... X
(C) Wayne Stubbs.