A Soldier’s Prayer

by joetwo

Dear Lord

Please don’t let me die here

In the mud and blood

And shit

Amongst so many of my fellows

Friends and foes

All so terribly young

Let me have a full life

With love and children

And a quiet death, in a warm bed

Not here, please not here

Yet if you see it in your wisdom that I should die now

Please protect those who came with me

My colleagues, my friends, my brothers

Take them from this hell

Protect them

And let them live a long long life

In peace