Nancy L. Meek


Now past the point of no turning back
Soldiers salute the command to attack
Committed to do what needs to be done
To eradicate the enemy beneath our sun
Knowing their actions will provoke disdain
Pointed fingers in the wake of the pain
Still they forge onward toward the goal
As obedient servants, heart and soul
Hoping for the day all war will cease
So they may retire in permanent peace
But not today, for there’s still much to do
Despite the objections of a chosen few
Who live in a dream world all their own
Praying in their closets as wars rage on