Ode to the American Soldier
I join the front lines with no remorse.
I do this because I love my country.
I do this because I love my freedom.
I do this because it is my job.
I join the front lines with fear in my heart.
Did I tell my wife I love her enough?
Did I make a good impression on my son?
Will my children remember me after I am gone?
Will my death really make a difference?
I join the front lines with doubt in my mind.
Am I fighting for a noble cause?
Will I be justified for killing these men?
Will this blackness in my soul disappear?
I leave the front lines with no regret.
My last battle has now been fought.
I return home to a hero's welcome,
The flag draped carefully atop.
Even if you are not a supporter of this war, please pray for the men and women who are on the front lines. And remember those who have given their lives so that ours can go on in freedom.