She said a silent prayer as she bid goodbye,
tried so hard not to cry,
Every step he took increased her fear
of never being able to hold him near.
He walked with a gun in hand,
into a bloodsoaked land.
He was ordered to shoot everyone in sight,
so he shot on blindly into the night.
She stood at the door waiting for her dad,
she had wanted to show him the medal she had bagged,
but it had been six months since he'd left home,
he had left mommy and her all alone.
It was his sons birthday as he stared,
his only son who'd ventured into a field he'd never dared,
and now as they buried the flag covered coffins,
he cursed God for punishing his son for his own sins.