Kerry “Doc” Pardue
WHY DO THE GOOD ONES DIE SO YOUNG?
It is the question I face tonight
Another night of lost sleep
But it is a series of sleepless nights I live with
Friends from my youth
Lost in a war call Vietnam
Why them and not me?
What purpose God do you have for me
That I may live and they shall die?
It has been 35 years and I am still waiting
I have had three awesome children and three great careers
And Stephanie a wonderful wife
Could it be that it was meant for Candice, Jeff, and Melony
Or for my grandchildren as well or even Stephanie;
Were there lives that, somehow, were touched by me
Or was it for all of them, to be for me?
I don’t understand your wisdom Lord
But I am thankful just the same
That you let me survive
©Copyright November 2004 Kerry “Doc” Pardue
This poems was the inspiration for “The Warrior’s Question” ~ ©Copyright November 15, 2004 by Anthony W. Pahl