Forgotten: Into the Night
Into the night, walks a brave young man,
He's not afraid to fight
For the country he loves so dearly;
He loves his American homeland.
He will do whatever is in his might
America from harm,
Even if it means he fights in hand-to-hand
Combat along side his brothers-in-arms.
Into the night, he faces great peril
Darkness overtakes him: to live or to kill
He wished fervently to return
His wish is granted, but at a heavy cost,
He wakes in hospital, a leg lost.
Into the night, they send him home again,
Only half the man he was before;
He finds his life hard to cope
face the world anymore.
He turns to prescription dope
And any other outlet that helps him find
A way to escape the ugliness, for
He’s surrounded in sin
Into the night, he sinks into misery
only a partial life, oh the irony
Father to three young children and
Husband to a beautiful and patient wife.
He knows he should focus on their needs in life,
But the greatest darkness he’s found
Burns a deep hole inside
him he can’t let go
Into the night, he tumbles wounded in soul as well as body
The government turned their backs on him, the soldier
He’s just an expendable number,
Wounded on a field of red
who walked among the dead
Into the night, a man who sacrificed his body, lost a limb
He’s thanked and released from service and then forgotten
Hell yes, he called the whole deal rotten
He’s driven to seek
solace in the bottle
Anything that helps ease the pain and guilt away
Into the night, aimless, he wanders
All hope has vanished as he ponders
On what he should do
With this pain that won't go away, it’s
He doesn't want to take his frustrations out on his family.
They deserve more than his hollow life holds, he can’t shake the blues
He can’t take it anymore.
Into the night, he prays for an answer but
his faith is low.
At dawn’s break, he takes his gun from its drawer and sits on the bed
His mind is filled with the horrors of war, he must go
And end it all for the last time; he should have died and he wants to be dead
ready to give up the ghost and puts the gun to his head.
Into the night, he rocks between unsure and surety
He’s glad the wife and kids went to Grandma’s while he cleared his mind
When they return, she’ll
A gristly scene; and she won’t be able to sleep in this bed again
He realizes this is a selfish act and unfair to his family
But he doesn’t feel worthy
Of their love or attention; he feels unkind.
Into the night, his life hangs in the balance
He hasn’t written a note; why should he?
His wife and he has danced the last dance
OK, he squeezes the trigger, and it clicks on an empty chamber
Shocked, he stares at the gun
just as a gust of wind blows in the window.
He is transfixed within a trance
He hears the voice of Jesus, Lo!
Into the night, the Lord speaks.
“Why do this, my son? Give your life to me
And the answers
you seek I will satisfy,
Until the final hour seeks
To end for all time sin
But yes, these greedy war instigators shall fail
They will feel wrath’s judgement. I died for thee;
Turn over your sins to me.
drop them to the bottom of the Sea.
I'll fight for you, just as you fought for man, and Country.
That, my son, insures you have a special place in Heaven.
Into the night, the young man continued,
‘In war time,
I did things no man should have done
And seen things no man can forget.
I’m not a coward, but all I wanted to do was run.
So into the face of hell I lickity-split;
That unjust war should have never been.
me how to be their killer
And I did my job well, and I’d do it again
For the love of my family
And to protect my country from evil men.
But I was programmed to be the ultimate soldier and then
Once it was over I find
To be how little I was appreciated by the Government.”
Into the night, Jesus said, “Don't think of those things ever again.
Regardless of man’s failure in brotherhood
I am there for you,
I am the never ending friend.
When you reach out, I’ll be there beside you.”
Into the night, Gods wrath is coming, the war of all wars
“But when God is on our side, no one can stop us for long
world dies a little more each day.
Soon all you see before you will surely pass away.
But God and his followers will forever stand strong.
Into the night, the ones who stand true will be the ones who prevail.
stand true in what you believe to be right.
When that day of judgement arrives,
This world will come to an end and the wars will cease
For there will be no one left to fight.
And God’s kingdom will reign in Lasting Peace.
Just believe this: it has been long in coming.”
JD Couch & Jerriann Wayahowl 7-26-2015