VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

Have You Asked That Question?

Carmien Owen

The soldier that sat there,
And looked to the field,
Had to answer the question,
Would his life be his shield?

He committed to action,
For his country and belief,
But who believes in him now,
As he looks to the field.

The struggles that we face,
Are like this you see,
To answer that hard question,
Is to find true relief.

But the soldier that day,
Found only knowledge and pain.
For the question that he asked,
Seemed all the same.

And then as he fell,
He cursed his shield,
For that life which is precious,
Can so easily yield

© 1997 Carmien Owen
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