Clive Sanders: Unless you’ve been a soldier

“Unless you’ve been a soldier,

You just won’t understand.

The things that we have seen and done,

In the service of our land.

We were trained to live in combat,

And to deal with awful sights,

That shouldn’t be seen by anyone

And keep you awake at nights. 
We don’t discuss the wounds we have,

To the body or the mind.

We just put our hurts behind us,

And turn our memories blind.

We are proud we served our country,

But remember those we lost.

For the freedom that you have today,

They paid the awful cost.”

—Clive Sanders.