A Soldier’s Last Letter to His Mother
When the postman delivered a letter
It filled her dear heart full of Joy
But she didn’t know ‘til she read the inside
That it would be the last word from her darling boy.
Dear Mom, was the way that it started
I miss you so much, it went on
And mom, I didn’t know that I loved you so
And I’ll prove it when this war is won.
Now, I’m writing this down in a trench, Mom
Don’t scold if it isn’t so neat
For you know as you did, when I was a Kid
And I came home with mud on My feet.
Now the captain just gave us our orders
And Mom you know, we’ll carry them through
And I’ll finish this letter the first chance I get
But for now I’ll just say, I love you.
Then the Mother’s old hand began to tremble
As she fought against tears in her eyes
For there came a shame as there was no name
Then she knew that her darling had died.
That night as she knelt by her bedside
She prayed, Lord above, hear my pleas
And protect all the sons & daughters who are fighting tonight
And please God, Keep America FREE!