Gerard Haughey


Soldier
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

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Soldier
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

I promise you all this much
My brothers and sisters
I am a True Christian
I am in the world with you.
 
Those things which you contend with
I also do contend with same.
I am a young Soldier in Christ
 
I am Saved, yes.
Am I done now?
No, I am just now
Entering the Battlefield..
 
For what?
For who?
Well, for me and for you.
 
And this is all about Love.
 
I am battling the principalities
I tell you the Truth
Even in dreams do I battle
 
Even in the world do I struggle
And cry.. and cry out...
Falling and rising up...
This is not like the me of old
Everything now is about Christ
 
I am His Servant.
 
And this is about Love.
 
To fight against Satan
There are many dents and kinks in my Armor Brothers.
Sisters.
 
The iron plate of my face shows
Rusted streaks of my tears.
My legs are so strong!
I can climb a mountain fast.
 
Repenting and praying..
I am thinking about you and me, always.
 
If I did not know what it was to struggle with sin To be called a 'Saint'
And not be able to tell you that I struggle with sin..
 
I struggle with sin.
Brothers.
Sisters.
 
And when I overcome all sin through Christ and the world ...
 
I will be able to look you in the eye
 
With Love...
 
And know the enemy fully.
 
And I will stand before you
 
Yes, a soldier and you will see me
I carry a shield and a spear
 
And yes, I am one pouring of tears
Because I love you.
 
And I can keep my eyes locked on you
 
Because I have Believed and have fought the good fight.
 
I have reached  you
And you will remember me.
 
And you will know then perfectly...
 
That my Love for Jesus was so True
That He made me a Soldier.
 
And I will smile, a little later on...
 
With you.