I was a soldier once

J. Francois Barnard – September 2016

I was a soldier once
Fighting for a cause
The sense of it all was so clear then
But now I have to pause

military03At what it was we wanted then
At what we got in the end
The stick we used to measure with
Now seems completely bent

To find my identity again
To know who I really am
Is a struggle of the mind I guess
Only to see I am merely a man

A son, husband, brother and father
To those who love me so
I have found the very essence
And it is so good to know

That I was a soldier once
But the fighting is now long gone
I have made peace with all
And righted many wrong!