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Megan Lacey

Leave A Light On

Leave a light on!
My bold soldier boy
Will be coming home soon
I'll leave a light on.

Leave a light on!
There is no telling where he might be-
Oh! Leave a light on!
Just in case he is coming back home to me:
I'll leave a light on.

Leave a light on-
It eases the ache in my heart
As the battles rage on.
Please, please leave a light on.

Leave a light on.
Those who watch over the dead-
Know to leave a light on.
For the dying the darkness holds dread.

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Shadows of Gettysburg

Can there be glory greater than this?
Of land consecrated, by blood and by strife.
Can there be souls- More honored than these here?
Who for their country gave supreme sacrifice.
These hills and these rocks hole mem’ries of battle
Of friendship and reverence and loss of life.

A nation divided, returning only to clash,
In an epic of pride, steel and lead.
Bloodied and tattered, grim and forlorn…

Was it for glory?
Was it for spite?
What was the message?
Was there a choice?

Answer me this, oh dim shadows!
Echoes of that time so long past.
Can you tell me what you fought and died for?
And if, knowing what has come to be,

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