I was very moved after President Bush
gave his State of the Union Address in 1991,
I went to bed that night thinking about war.
I was inspired to write about what it must be like -
"being a soldier"
I imagined myself in a soldier's boots -
and "LONE SOLDIER" came to be...
I look up in prayer
To shrapnel-fed heavens,
But God is hidden by the smell of war.
My eyes burn from blood-swept sands,
As I journey for peace.
Through the face of death,
With weapon in hand I remember,
Behind the enemy lies freedom.