ONE SOLDIER’S LIFE. A poem by Bob Shepherd.

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Good men come and good men go
Many in life have a lot to show
Live it to the full and live it loud
Never be afraid to stand out from the crowd
We never have a say in how we start
From then we can be lead, or we can pull apart
Be strong, be good, be kind and be humble
And be the type of person who’s always ready to rumble
Our DNA is not our own
It comes from flesh and blood, so we’re never alone
It makes us who we are today
Whether at work, at rest, or even at play
When I’m dying and reflecting lying in my bed
That’ll be way too late to get into my own head
Too many soldiers have now passed away
But many saw their life in the way I say
Ups and downs, mistakes and not
It’s all about ownership and living the lot
To my soldier buddies who are no longer here
I think of you often over a beer
My good times were good, my bad times were bad
I lived life to the full, for that I’m so glad

Published by: bobshepherdauthor

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd has spent nearly forty years operating in conflict areas around the world. A twenty year veteran of Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment with nearly two decades of private security work to his credit, Bob has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as a special forces soldier and a private citizen. Bob comments regularly on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC, SKY News, and BBC Radio. He has also authored numerous articles and books including the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Circuit. In addition to writing and lecturing, Bob continues to advise individuals operating in hostile environments. For more of his insights on security and geopolitics visit

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