Today I watched the flag unfurl
And flutter in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I thought of many men like him
Who've fallen through the years;
And died alone on foreign soil
Far from their mothers' tears.
How many pilots' fell to earth?
And how many ships went down?
How many foxholes became a grave?
And oh how many, never found?
Whenever I hear the sound of "Taps"
I feel a sudden chill;
A haunting echo fills the air
And the night turns deathly still.
That mournful tune the bugler plays
Informs us of the end;
For beneath that flag draped coffin
Lies our brother, son or friend.
I think of all the children
The mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I think about those heroes
At the bottom of the sea,
And those interred at Arlington;
For freedom is not free!
One day the world will be at peace
No graves, no death, no war.
When Jesus comes to take us home
Then "Taps" will play no more.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR,
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Marilyn Schnepp or search for other articles by topic below.
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through
Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
TRUST JESUS TODAY
Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com