My Country

I don’t want to fight,
I want to go home,
I don’t want to be hurt,
I want to do my country proud,
I don’t want to lose the battle,
I want to conquer the task,
I don’t want to stand up tall,
I don’t want to see others hurt,
I want to be a helping hand.

I hate being wet and muddy,
I hate being tired and aching,
I love defending my country,
And keeping my family safe.

I want to help my fellow soldiers,
I want to be there for them when no-one else is,
I want them to feel supported,
I don’t want to leave them alone,
I don’t want them to feel no good,
I don’t want them to feel disappointed.

We all should be proud.