I dash towards danger as you scurry away,

I sheath my fear and face the foe.

Against my nature I’ve become nocturnal

Prowling the streets to keep evil at bay;

My family lays tossing and turning ,

Hoping each day for my safe return.

As the blood pours from my wounded chest,

The bullet cold and rigid,  unrelenting

I see their faces, the ones I’ve saved

I know I’ll do it again and again

A soldier at heart,  A soldier forever

The pride of my uniform  I’ll  never taint

I wear my last smile for the camer

As my eyelids close in blissful darkness

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