Let’s never forget the reason for this day; to honor those that gave All so that the rest of us could be free.
I originally posted this in 2015 and I know I’m a little late for the 4th, but I felt that it was appropriate for our nation’s celebration of freedom. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
This man was a mere mortal of flesh and blood. The light I saw in his eyes was that of an honorable man. The honor this man carried with pride, was that of rare and unimaginable beauty.
I knew he was a man, with weaknesses as men have. But I saw what was inside. He was a Nobleman of Old. He saw the demons and beasts that few of us see. He would give his life to slay them.
He thought his life was better served on the battlefield.
He relied on his instincts and his brethren in the heat of battle.
My hand touched his, one last time, as he turned his shining eyes away. I knew he couldn’t stay. He had paused on his quest just long enough to give me a glimpse of himself. There were battles to be fought and dragons to slay.
*On this Veteran’s Day, my humble offering of a small tribute to those that serve and those that have served. Thank you.
This man is a mere mortal of flesh and blood. The light I see in his eyes is that of an honorable man.
He sees the demons and beasts that few of us see. He would give his life to slay them.
These beasts are not in the form you would know. They wear the cloak of innocence. They are the neighbor next door or the woman at the market.
This man stands at the ready so you can sleep safely in your bed tonight.
He runs toward the demons in our world, not away from them. There are battles to be fought and demons to slay.
How can we repay the sacrifice?
Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson **Beautiful artwork by Murphy Elliott