Should I run or should I hide,
Be a man or be a coward.
Give my hand to those in need,
Allow them to be freed.
Dodging bullets, defying bombs,
Avoiding enemy fire
To rescue those requiring assistance
Trapped in the midst of this burning resistance.
I bury my head in my hands
Knowing all of this is wrong.
I close my eyes to the world
Wondering helplessly why all this has unfurled.
I will be brave, I will be strong
Remembering all I have to live for
And the reason I am here,
Helping to combat terror and fear.
I won’t run and I won’t hide,
I’ll be a man and not a coward.
I’ll give my hand to all in need,
And help them find joy with being freed.
I dive into the cavernous darkness
Not letting what is lost curl up to collect dust,
My actions give them hope of no longer being rotten
And knowing they had never been forgotten.
I see the dread in their eyes
Of being alone and abandoned,
The terror and the pain
Which cannot be washed away by rain.
Leading them to safety
Through the ever heightening conflict,
Together we are brave and we are strong
Fighting evil and all that is wrong.