A SOLDIER DIED TODAY
A soldier died in the war today,
He had a face, a name, a life.
He was our sons, our daughters;
He had children and a wife.
He sacrificed his future,
In the name of democracy;
He died so every one of us
Could live in a land that’s free.
He was a man of honor;
Morals and integrity were his guide,
He was a true young patriot,
His heart was filled with pride.
A soldier lost the battle today,
He will grace this earth no more,
He gave his blood, sweat, and tears,
To protect our mighty shore.
He fought with courage till the end,
For beliefs he held strong and true,
A soldier laid down his life today,
He died for me and you.
Did you shed a tear for him?
Did you thank him for his life?
Did you grieve the fatherless children?
Did you support his widowed wife?
Will you honor him with remembrance,
Of that precious life he gave?
Are you grateful for your freedom
That he fought so hard to save?
Do you know a parents ultimate grief
That lost their courageous son?
Can you gaze into your child’s eyes,
And kiss them when the day is done?
A soldier went to heaven today,
He was playing war’s deadly game.
Will you honor and respect him?
Do you even know his name?
He shed his blood for you.
Did you bow your head to pray?
We lost a hero and a savior,
When a soldier died today.
©Copyright April 10, 2004 by Chris Woolnough