Nancy L. Meek

YOU ARE THE REASON

As Jesus died for us,
to do His Father’s will,
so goes our soldier off to war,
with our missions to fulfill.

As Jesus prayed to God,
“Please take this cup from me.”
so prays our patriot,
as he leaves his family,
as he guards our porous borders,
as he follows endless orders,
as he bears his heavy cross,
as he weeps from all the loss,
as he kills and kills and kills,
as he does our country’s will,
as he dies for us each day,

till God takes him away.