Kevin O'Neil

Kevin O'Neil

 Martinsville, New Jersey, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

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A Soldier's Shoes

Written By: Kevin O'Neil

A Soldier’s Shoes

He packed a suitcase
It’s the first time he would fly
He wore his bravest face
As he wiped his mother’s eye
He laced up his soldier’s shoes
And then he headed for the sky

My boy, John

It was late in June
When he left South Central High
We almost saw the summer through
Maybe two or three days shy
If I knew he left for heaven
I’d have extended our goodbye

The petals fall down from the hyacinth in spring
Long before they feel the warm air summer brings
The journey starts the day the child leaves the womb
Whichever path you take, all roads will lead you home

They brought him stateside
They said, John, he did us proud
The flag he died for, now
He wore her like a shroud
If all my tears could travel skyward
They would surely fill the clouds

The petals fall down from the hyacinth in spring
Long before they feel the warm air summer brings
The journey starts the day the child leaves the womb
Whichever path you take, all roads will lead you home

He laced up his soldier’s shoes
And then he headed for the sky

Written by Kevin J. O’Neil
April 9, 2009
Copyright 2009