He gave his life for his country?

No!  His life was taken away!

Then they hailed him as a hero

But he had nothing to say.



He fought well for his country!

He saved a buddy’s life!

His buddy was indebted,

He went home to his wife.



The hero stayed, just listened,

There was no rest for him.

The earth above him thundered!

With bombs and dying din!



He killed and then they killed him

And hero graced his name!

“He fought well,” they applauded,

For killing was his game.



What did he know for glory?

They praised him well at home!

His shattered soul was destined

On battlefields to roam!



Is there no rest for heroes?

Is there no peace on earth?

Is there no ever after?

Is there no second birth?



Home to wife, on hero’s death,

Sure, man must have reprieve!

He finds it when he humbly prays,

“Dear Lord, I now receive!”



S H Cox 11.22.05

3 thoughts on “THE HERO

  1. Francine K says:

    The pain of surviving can be more cruel than death, whether through war or the everyday occurrences that take those we love, “our heroes” of the heart.

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