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"The Bugle Call"

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, Al


United States of America

Main War

Afganistan War


Dedicated to ALL soldiers and military personnel. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


The Bugle Call

The Bugle Call

Growing up as children I said to my sons each night
“Lights out boys, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”
Time to rest their heads, tomorrow again they’d play
I knew they understood, it was the end of another day

Blessed with musical talents their lives had just begun
Playing musical instruments they had a barrel of fun
Today I recall listening to my three sons
Staring straight at me my nineteen-year-old said

Mom I’ve joined the Army becoming a soldier is my dream
I want to serve my country and play the bugle too
One day my son called home excitement in his voice
He said Mom my practice paid off I was chosen to play ‘Taps’

Proud of his accomplishment the bugle he was going to play
Giving a ‘lights out’ signal to the end of a soldier’s day
Overlooking this glorious hillside white stones is all I see
Soldiers who gave their lives so others could be free

I’ve lost my bugle player but a bugle I still hear
Recognizing the melody I hear each note so clear
A uniquely beautiful song with such a haunting call
Its echoes linger in our hearts like the sounds of a waterfall

It takes about a minute for ‘Taps’ to be played
Asking for strength and courage I bowed my head and prayed

My young son plays his bugle with angels all around
Now a soldier on the Lord’s team he’s playing beautiful sounds
Proudly serving his country he bravely gave his all
Playing his bugle in Heaven I can hear the Bugle Call


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