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Pequeño soldado, my true north,
You orient my world and set it forth;
Whenever my hope is gone,
I think of you and march on!


Pequeño soldado, my guiding light,
You taught me love and how to fight;
To me you know just what to say,
You never have too little to give away.


Pequeño soldado, my inspiration,
You're spoken of from nation to nation;
Who would've thought that a little boy
Could wield power so lightly from joy?


Pequeño soldado, you will be known
For freeing hearts when you have grown;
For now your skills you will refine
By practising them on freeing mine!


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The following comments are for "Pequeño Soldado (Little Soldier)"
by tinsoldier

@tinsoldier
Hi my friend. What is the story on this poem? - I am intrigued. AS soon as you let me know - then I'll gush! ;)

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: March 5, 2010 )

@ken
Hello there Ken!

This one is inspired by a little boy of 10 from Colombia who I've been writing letters with for a few years. I try to versify his influence on me and have just dispatched him a copy of the poem which hopefully will get translated before it reaches him.

( Posted by: tinsoldier [Member] On: March 6, 2010 )

Grammar bad
And I just realize that in Spanish most adjectives come after the nouns... so I've actually come across as saying "Soldier Little" (though there was indeed a Stuart Little)!

...the joys of learning a foreign language.

( Posted by: tinsoldier [Member] On: March 8, 2010 )





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