Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember that somewhere,
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war,
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?'"
I got this off of coffepot's site not to long ago. It has made me sit and think for a long time in fact I have a feeling that my "Gray-goo" is trying to melt into a sloshing mass of "Gray-ick" and I keep smelling[?] some of the gears burning or at least the grease that was packed around them.
So I have asked myself......
"What is there about me that a Warrior would be willing to fight and die so I may live safely in peace and freedom?"
I'm still wondering about how I should answer that question.
I'm nothing really special...5'2" overfed-female who has some rather jiggly places. Someone who [in her own opinion] hasn't done much with her life because she never found out what she wanted to be or do. Someone who keeps plodding along and wonders if I'm actually going somewhere. And, even more important will I recogonize the place when I get there?"
My "Gray-goo" knows that this Warrior will not fight and die for me but for the Warrior next to him because that's the way it is on a battlefield. You do everything you can to keep your 'Buddy' alive and he does the same for you. It has been that way from the beginning of the time of "Wars" and it continues into the daily life of "Today's Warriors" and forward to the "Warriors of the Future".
The Warrior willingly gives his/her life for a Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Wife and his/her Children. A Warrior may even be willingly to give his/her life for a few Friends. Because all of this is what a Warrior is willing to fight and die to keep safe from harm for all of this represents his/hers HOME.
But ...... a complete stranger.
One that doesn't even know the Warrior's name.
One that the Warrior wonders if that stranger ??would care?? if he fought and died on a battlefield far from family and home.
A stranger who ??might?? weep for him/her.
A stranger who ??might?? say a prayer for him/her as he/she is laid to "Finial Rest".
So I have asked myself everyday since I read that Prayer on Coffeypot's blog .....
with tears in my eyes ......
and searching of my heart and soul for the answer to ....
"What makes me so "special" that a Warrior would be willing to Fight and Die for me, my safety and my freedom?"
So take another read of that Prayer and ask yourself the same questions I've been asking myself.
Silent Stance - The Colonel as Reviewing Officer for a Graduation Parade at MCRD, Parris Island, shortly (no pun intended) before his retirement from active duty.Everyone...
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