FORT LEWIS SOLDIER’S WALK
Broadcast on the evening news
Intimate videos he’d made
for his children and wife
He is more than just another statistic
Of “Enduring Freedom”
He is one of ours
God, why did this walk in life;
Ask him to leave your little ones?
Faithful recorded messages
are all his children will have
What will their walk in life be without him?
He volunteered so many times
Each time the walk brought him home
But this time the walk ended
On a path far from home
As his Flag draped casket
… comes off the plane
We watch in silent horror
He will be laid to rest at home
On the news we heard his voice
Saw his smiles, his goofy faces
The love in his eyes for his children and wife
But his final walk did not end in Afghanistan
It ended up in all our hearts.
Will he be the last one?
No. This morning 7 more completed their walk. 7 more
©Copyright January 11, 2002 by TRT9337
Submitted for the January 2002 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “The Walk”