This elegy was about a lonely soul after a great war. Alone in an ashen earth.
The Death of a Lone Soldier
If there is a heaven, would I be allowed to go in,
a place away from all of this, this pain and sin,
would a place truly exist as I lay on my dying breath,
is there truly a wonderful life after death
If only I knew the truth while I was alive,
now there's only cold and darkness, coming from all side,
is my life nothing but a pawn in a bigger plan,
was this destined to be, since my life began,
but now I see things clearly,
what's beyond death, what stood before me,
my family waiting extending me their arm,
to take me to a place far away from harm
they took me to a place full of light, full of love,
and there I sat on heavens, happily up above,
my family, my friends, and Everyone was having fun,
we are now a giant family under the sun
© 2020 Gerald Santiago
Gerald Santiago (author) from Imus City, Cavite on February 05, 2020:
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Lorna Lamon on February 05, 2020:
Such a poignant and sensitive poem Gerald. The last verse really touched me and I like to think that he is safe now and in a better place.