Colin F. Jones

WHAT DID I GAIN?

What of the child I did not have,
The dead soldier asks his Lord,
I gave my life for liberty,
But I have no son to wield a sword!
I helped pave the way for empire,
I fought bravely for the free,
I stripped the foe of all attire,
Left them lying dead like me.
But who will better make my name,
Now my duty has been done;
With me my children all were slain,
Though the war we fought was won.
Now you wonder what it is we gain,
When all is said and done.