The Soldiers Prayer

The soldier loves his mother,

But he treads a foreign field.

To keep his loved ones safe at home,

The ground he will not yield.

He does not love the battle,

Or the heartbreak that it leaves.

No life is taken lightly,

And within his soul he grieves.

He stands firm with his comrades,

And guards the precious land.

To give his nation freedom,

Is the reason for their stand.

Not all will come home safely,

Although it seems not fair.

They lay their lives down freely,

So listen to their prayer.

“we sacrificed for others,

So hush, we must away.

But tell the children of our fight,

And remember on our day.”


David Capps