That single moment changed his life forever
there on his second tour of duty
thought he was hardened to atrocities of war
even when facing his own death
another demolished village came up ahead
more wounded and many dead!
On the road came upon a woman crouching
holding a man’s lifeless body
two small children wandering dazed and lost
each cried with endless tears
looking down in body armour and loaded gun
under the searing heat of the sun!
Feeling himself overwhelmed with the scene
had not been to church for years
his faith was now being tested himself a father
a beautiful wife waiting at home
safe away from such brutality of this warfare
their torment for a time did share!
Made him confront his own vulnerability and belief
feeling that overwhelming grief!
Then became a soldier once more and moved on!
The Foureyed Poet.