He turned around and his smile was pain
He was strapping in his army clothes,
But I was scared of what was leaving
And what would never be the same
He came home for Christmas,
But something was wrong.
His body was healthy,
But his pain was so strong.
His eyes were so haunted
From what he had seen.
His friends who’d been slaughtered,
The places he’d been.
Then he had to come home for medical leave;
He’d had some heart problems from the day he’d been born,
But it was more than physical ways his heart had been torn.
And he needed some time to stay home and grieve.
But when the general called…
He answered to Our God
And he answered to the call of duty.
He was a first lieutenant in the ranks
And he answered for the safety
Of the people of the States.
And he answered for justice
And he answered to fate,
But always he answered to the call of duty.
Then his division came by one day;
They only said what they needed to say.
He was a prisoner of war,
Missing in action.
Because he always answered for
The call of duty.
And his memory will be honored
And his glory will be shared
And his bravery will be lauded
And people will know he cared
And his kindness will be so cherished
And his chivalry held dear.
He was a man in a million
And all will shed their tears.