White FlagWhite FlagThis is the saddest story I have ever heard. A story filled with crushed dreams that were once held by a callow soldier who only wished to return to his farm in Virginia as a hero of war. He was called into duty, leaving his wife and two year old daughter at home, and was sent to the front lines with little training, but like many young soldiers he soon found himself on a stringent battlefield with no where to turn. He, and his squad of fifteen, were sent to infringe a town just on the outskirts of the enemy's encampment. The mission was simple, permeate the town in oil and set it aflame. The soldier exhorted the general to reconsider in hopes of saving many innocent lives but no matter how much he pleaded, the general would not change the tactics. His squad soon found themselves stuck in the town surrounded by enemy soldiers in all directions. Bullets flew through the smoke as the sound of gun shots rang in the soldier's ears. The dire situation seemed like it wo
I Will WaitYou come to me yet againwith red eyes full of fearand tear stained sleeves.You stand at my open door,waiting for unnecessary permission,and try to hold them in but oneescapes and you fall.Your foundation collapsesbeneath your feet and I desperatelyreach out before Hell claims you.I don’t know why you alwaysreturn to me because you areblind and cannot see the thatI want to help you.But I will never send you away.I let you stay until the tears aregone and you thank me thencontinue down your path.I watch and cry for you because aslong as your path is dark, you will notbe able to see that you’ve fallen.But I will be patient and leavemy door open in hope that oneday, you will come to me withtears of praise instead of fear.