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.