A MILITARY MAN
(HE'S STILL STANDING)
He has faced the demons
found within the ways of war,
he’s fought in foreign countries
protecting foreign shores.
He has carried a rifle
along with his 80 pound pack
and the weight of the entire world
all heaped upon his back.
He was still learning to live
as he was learning how to kill,
he’s found the search for liberty
can be a mighty bitter pill.
He’s a military man
with humanitarian intent
fighting the worlds demons
wherever he’s been sent.
He joined because of duty,
because he felt it was his chore,
just as it was for his brothers,
all those who went before.
Freedom comes at a cost
not all are willing to pay,
but a soldier pays that price
each and every day.
Those who’ve carried war weapons,
and slept together in a trench,
who know the smell of death
and have endured that awful stench.
Only those who’ve served the cause
can ever fully understand
the price that’s paid for freedom
by a military man.
We’re thankful he’s still standing,
that freedom is still the goal,
but most of all we’re thankful
for all who have filled that roll.
When the flag of freedom waves
and the world’s at peace again,
when the soldiers all return,
Finally! we’ll record this as a win.
When the flag of freedom waves…
when the world’s at peace again,,,,
when our soldiers all return,,,,
THEN, and only THEN!
will we truly count it as a win.
That’s when all of us
will count it as a win.
Copyright © 2012 Richard Lee King. All Rights Reserved.