I talked with a soldier today
Of battles in distant lands
I saw the strength of mighty men
Surrounding this brave man!
He was made a leader there
brave men followed him on
But I saw the sadness in his eyes
As he spoke of ones now gone.
Such courage filled the stories told
Of commands followed out with power
Never knowing just what was up ahead
Or what they would face each hour.
The love shown for the innocent ones
Caught up in war fought strong
Of little ones carried away from homes
Where their parents were now gone.
My heart is filled with awe today
From the short moments of his words
We know so little of what they saw
Over there in other worlds.
But I walk away a little more secure
Knowing such strength is in control
For the love he showed for this great land
Was in his Heart and Soul.......