The stench of death made him wretch he cried
amongst the dead rifle in hand
at his feet an enemy soldier he had just slain
with gaping stomach wounds
the battle was over the enemy had retreated
for now they had been defeated!
Weary with the horrors of this endless combat
ordered to return to base
he walked with stealth back to the transport
no words spoken to his comrades
overhead helicopter gunships flew very low
the adrenaline within did still flow!
As the dust made them splutter and cough
the soldier became mindful
of a bright orb following the military convoy
night had fallen as they arrived
disembarking near to their barrack block
of the day began to take stock!
For he could not forget his actions that day
after midnight could not sleep
had the urge to go outside for some night air
soon noticing the glowing sky
compelled to move closer to this angelic core
the serenity so wanted more!
Venturing to a far corner of the desert camp
no guards were to be seen
sank to his knees feeling a glorious presence
the brightness consumed him
then amazing singing filled his consciousness
with this his whole being it did caress!
Any dark thoughts were now lost in the vision
there before him he saw
a glowing figure to him was certain it was God
though not being of any religion
his connection with killing was finished forever
and ties to the army had to sever!
Dark again but knew he had received absolution
for him this was his chance for restitution
overwhelmed certain he had truly been blessed
in the name of peace must help the oppressed!