• When the Stars Grow Dim

    When the stars grow dim, And the lights fade, So does all hope fade. When the stars grow dim, All quiver with fear, Even those against you tremble. When the stars grow dim, You know then evil has come, It will not let you off, Not lightly, Even if you fight or surrender. When the stars grow dim, Fight your hardest, Listen not to the fear in your hearts, Yet do so that you can defeat the darkness. So when the stars grow ever so brightly more, Let those who die be mourned and never forgotten, And let those who survived come fort, And always be hailed the hero against the great…

  • POW

    I have endured humiliation At the hands of my captors, They spit on me, Curse me, And jeered at me Because i am their prisoner. I have endured pain, Pain at the hands of my captors, Torturing me for information, Or just to test my duration, So that it may be used on the battle field, Or they torture me, Just because they can. I endure this all, Because I believe in the cause, And I will do my best, To never indulge any information, That might hurt that cause.   Written in honor of the POWs Frances LejeuneFrances Lejeune is a student at Catholic Distance University and is a Theology Major.…

  • Freedom

    Men fight for it, People die for it. Those who fight and die for it win, And those who fight against it lose. It is something once gained, Taken for granted. It is something once gained, One won’t lose. All want it, All will die for it, All will live for it, All won’t wait for it to come, All will rather fight for it, And all won’t lose it. Freedom all will fight for And die for it until the end of time. Frances LejeuneFrances Lejeune is a student at Catholic Distance University and is a Theology Major. She is expected to receive her Associates June of 2019. She…

  • As Days Go By

    As the days go by, I feel the sense of loneliness, Like the one I love has been taken away. As the days go by I feel the heat of the sun, But there is no warmth from it, The one I love has been taken away, And the winds laugh at me. As the days go by Winter has come, With snow and I feel at last happy, For I and cold inside and out, For the one I love has been taken away. As the days go by Summer comes with the heat I the sun, And I feel the warmth at last, For the one I love…

  • Families Back Home

    Spouses, They work three jobs, One for money, Another is taking care of the family, And third, Supporting love ones in action. Parents, They spend every waking moment praying, Praying that their sons or daughters will make it back home, Home alive. Families back home, They have the hardest jobs, Every phone call could bring bad news, News of that love one is dead, Or a letter in a mailbox with that same message. Yet they make it through somehow, So that their love ones will have something to come back to.   I wrote this for a friend, whose husband is in the military. Frances LejeuneFrances Lejeune is a…

  • Through the Night

    Through the night I hear the cries of men And men near death Through the night, I hear the shots of a machine gun, A machine gun on the enemy side. Through the night, I hear the bullets flying past my head As I hay in my freshly dug foxhole. Through the night, I think of things back home, And that I will make it back home alive. Through the night, My concentration is constantly distracted, And I cannot fall asleep, However when morning comes, I must rise from my foxhole, And fight as if I had a good night rest. I wrote this in the memory of those that…