Off To War
Ann was in tears as she sent Jimmy off to war
She cried as she thought that she would not see him anymore,
Maybe he will be killed, or shot, or become a prisoner of war
Those feelings Ann had about Jimmy, them she could not ignore.
Jimmy told her not to worry, he would be back to her that he swore,
Ann then wondered, how many men spoke those same words before.
Jimmy got his papers, to go serve and fight for his country overseas
For freedom and democracy in a land terrorists did seize,
But, why not protect and fight here instead, and why maybe die overseas
Now Jimmy holds a gun and he fights, and never uses his true expertise.
If he came back Ann thought, would he come back sick or with a disease,
In her mind and also in her soul, Ann could not stay at ease.
Ann kissed and hugged Jimmy and then she told him goodbye
As he left her side, on her knees she fell down as she began to cry,
She asked him will he be gone forever, and will this be their last goodbye
Jimmy told Ann that he would be back, but she knew that was a lie.
Why is he leaving her, only GOD and nation will ever know why
Life is short with dreams and wishes, and they're made shorter when we die.
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