Why War?

Why War?

Why War?

(© William H. Anderson, December 18, 2007)

My bags are packed
I'm standing at the door
My little one just wants to hug some more

He doesn't understand
I must go to protect our land
His mother cries

It's time to go
I turn and walk so slow
Out the door
Maybe, to see them no more

My heart is breaking
I must make sure
My little one will not need to go to war.

Just when I think I have forgotten how it feels, how much it hurt, to leave my young family so many years ago, God gives me a reminder like this. Only this time, God gave me some words to write down. May they help whoever He has planned to read them.

This is dedicated to my loving children.


With Jehovah's Love,
Rev. William Anderson
John 17: 15: I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.