Colin F. Jones

SACRIFICE

How can sacrifice be considered a waste?
Were our solders efforts for naught?
Such emotional words, oft written in haste,
That we speak without deeper thought?
Was the life of Jesus Christ a waste?
Death does not determine the value of life.
All the trials and tribulations we faced,
All the battling and overcoming of strife.
Our lives are not wasted by death
Our lives are determined only by living,
You cannot waste what hasn’t been lived,
Nor what has been done taking or giving.
Sacrifice enforced or self-decreed,
Sows not, an emaciating seed.