'' ONE LONE SOLDIER '' copyright Lonnie R. Fowler

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           The  following  is A   partial  set  of  lyrics  to  my   inspirational/patriotic   recitation entitled  '' ONE   LONE   SOLDIER  ''  ,  COPYRIGHT  1997,  Lonnie  R.  Fowler.   I  am  trying to get  my   c.d. version ,  with  a  medley  of gospel and patriotic music  background ;  up  and  running  on  my myspace page before  MEMORIAL  DAY .   Otherwise, I can be contacted here at Gather.com  for  any  questions  concerning  c.d.

            THIS  IS  RESPECTFULLY  AND  GRATEFULLY   DEDICATED TO ALL  MILITARY  PERSONNEL, PAST,  PRESENT, AND FUTURE — AND TO THEIR DEDICATED AND FAITHFUL  FAMILIES .

             With most sincere thanks.  Lonnie  R.  Fowler,   The  Southern  SongSmith…and Loraine  Fowler,  my  wife ;  with a heartfelt salute  !!!!!!

     '' THERE'S  BEEN  FAR  TOO  MANY  A BATTLEFIELD.  AND  FAR TOO  MANY  A  WAR.

      AND  FAR  TOO  MANY A SOLDIER'S BLOOD HAS SPILLED.  AND  STILL  THERE  WILL BE  MORE.

      BUT  FROM  ALL  THE  MANY  BATTLEFIELDS ;  FROM  EVERY WAR BOTH LOST AND WON —

     ONE  LONE  SOLDIER  STANDS  OUT  AMONG  THE REST !  GOD'S ONE AND ONLY  SON.

     '' YOU  SEE, IT WASN'T ON A BATTLEFIELD FORMED OF EARTHEN SOD

     WHERE  THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS SPILLED, AND THEY KILLED THE SON OF GOD.

     IT  WASN'T ON A BATTLEFIELD OF GRASS AND  MUDDY  SOIL….

     IT  WASN'T  OVER POLITICS, OR THE RIGHTS TO FOREIGN OIL.

     THE  BATTLE HERE WAS SPIRITUAL !!!  AND IT'S ONE AND ONLY GOAL

     WAS  NOT TO SAVE SOME PIECE OF LAND, BUT TO SAVE YOUR  VERY SOUL !!!

      LONG  BEFORE  THE  CIVIL  WAR, LONG BEFORE WORLD WAR  ONE, BEFORE WORLD WAR TWO

      LONG  BEFORE  THE KOREAN WAR, AND  VIETNAM.   LONG BEFORE  THE  GULF  WAR  AND

      DESERT  STORM .  LONG  BEFORE  THE  CURRENT  WAR  IN  IRAQ  —-  TERRIBLE  WARS  ALL,

      BUT BEFORE  THEM  ALL :

      ONE   LONE    SOLDIER   FROM   HEAVEN       FOUGHT  ALL THE FORCES  OF  HELL

      ON  A  HILL  CALLLED  MOUNT  CALVRY  .     HE DIED A HERO  IN  THE  PROCESS —

      BUT   HE  WON  THE  VICTORY  !!!!!!

       I  THANK   EVERY  SOLDIER,  ON  EVERY  BATTLEFIELD.

       I  THANK  EVERY  SOLDIER   WHO  EVER   FOUGHT;

       AND  THEN  LAY  KILLED.

       THEY  ALL  WON  OUR  BATTLES   UPON  SOME  DISTANT  SHORE —-

       BUT  IN  THE  FIGHT  FOR  ETERNAL  LIFE —   JESUS   WON  THE  WAR.

       THANK  YOU,  ONE  LONE  SOLDIER .   THANK  YOU  EVERY  SOLDIER ,  MALE  OR  FEMALE ;

       THANK  YOU  EVERYONE   WHO  WAS  EVER  MAIMED,  OR  WARTORN,  OR  FIGHTING  STILL.

        BUT   THANK  YOU,   ONE  LONE  SOLDIER  ,  FOR  DYING FOR ME —

        AND  FOR  TAKING   THAT  ONE 

                                                          LAST

                                                                 HILL !!!!!

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        This  is  a  condensed,  partial  rendering of this recitation .  For full lyrics, or a c.d. with musical background—please email me  here at Gather.com////  Thank you to all our soldiers , and their families : we may be strangers—but we are strangers beneath the same  flag .  Respectfully,  Lonnie R. Fowler

    

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Some folks are born with a silver spoon. I was born with a pen in one hand and paper in the other. Poet from 13 to 20. Songwriting, and poetry from 20 until now. Also, working on my first book now. Trying to give the writing side of me one last good chan

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