William N. Janes, Sr

THE GIFT

The greatest gift a man can give
Is the gift that is his life.
And, many I saw did exactly that
And found peace in the midst of strife

That peace I saw in battered forms
And shattered hulks of men.
It’s that that made me love them so.
I’ll love them to the end.

For what they gave is what they had
I think that you should know
The price, dear, that they paid for you.
It’s you that made them go.