Thelma N. Shutters

I WONDER…

How many soldiers
Have gone to their graves
Without our prayers
Without a rose
I wonder…

Through histories pages
Has it been recorded
How many are buried
Without a stone
Without a friend
I wonder…

How many brave soldiers
Have died in vain
Without a purpose
Because we went to war
Without a reason
I wonder…

How many people
Have said a prayer
To give thanks
For these mighty heroes
Who followed orders
Until the end
I wonder…

How many have died
Through the years
With no one
Who really cared
Standing beside their grave
Or even shed for them a tear
I Wonder…