Just a Common Soldier
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt
And he sat around the Legion,Telling stories of the past.
In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one.
All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke.
And the world’s a little poorer For a Soldier died today.
For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life.
And the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a Soldier died today.
While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great.
But the passing of a Soldier Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man?
Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life?
Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives.
Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small.
Who won for us the freedom That our country now enjoys.
Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever waffling stand?
Just a common Soldier, Who would fight until the end.
But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again.
Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start.
Then at least let’s give him homage At the ending of his days.