I dash towards danger as you scurry away,
I sheath my fear and face the foe.
Against my nature I’ve become nocturnal
Prowling the streets to keep evil at bay;
My family lays tossing and turning ,
Hoping each day for my safe return.
As the blood pours from my wounded chest,
The bullet cold and rigid, unrelenting
I see their faces, the ones I’ve saved
I know I’ll do it again and again
A soldier at heart, A soldier forever
The pride of my uniform I’ll never taint
I wear my last smile for the camer
As my eyelids close in blissful darkness