Christina A. Sharik

THEY SAY…

They Say…They say, “He gave his life…”
I don’t think that’s quite true.
They “took” his life from him…
while he fought for me and you.
His own sweet mother gave him life;
It was not his to give –
If truth be told, and he’d grown old
He’d say he wanted just to live.
He was brave, and he felt fear;
his “life” was real, but brief –
he didn’t “give” it easily,
he felt no swift relief.
He did his best, he prayed, and yet –
he held his life most dear.
I hope we never will forget
the boy he was – last year.

Author’s Note: In Memory… of all Soldiers gone before, in times of peace, or War