A man is giving his life
As his wife is in labor giving birth to a child
Wishing her husband was there to share in the gift of this new life
As I write these words, a husband is in a trench, thinking about his wife who is giving birth
Not knowing the hour, nor time for the arrival of the life he help create
He is in a war fighting for our country
So we can continue with our freedom, one such freedom, writing
Yet his wife, who needs him ever so much
Can only think about his yesterday touch
As the baby comes out of her womb into this New World
With a little spank, his eyes are open
He lets out a little cry, as he is laid upon his motherís bosom
His Father letís out a sigh, as his spirit feels a new life arrive
A life that he may or may not see
He takes out a picture of his wife
As a road bomb takes another life
With tears of sadness in his eyes
The picture falls from his hands
Covered by the ashes
Never will this newborn child see his daddyís face
He will only have the stories that his mother will tell
War is Hell!
Many are the lives given
As we continue with our parties and games
No man knows the time nor the Hour
For the day is coming, when the ONE LIFE GIVEN
WILL WE BE READY?
Holy Spirit / dbirdsong
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Funny how people fight for something that can never be taken away, If we truly understand what freedom is. But then again, thats easier to say than to practice, espesially when we have crazy mofo types trying to threaten our current comfortable lifestyles...Dave
Thank you for reminding us of what our service men and women are going through, on a daily basis. It is so easy to take for granted all this 'Freedom' we have...but we all know that freedom is not free...someone has paid a great price for us to be able to sit all comfy at our computers, perhaps sipping coffee, sharing our hearts...and SOMEONE paid the greatest price for our soul's freedom....thanks for reminding us today!