Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony
MSGT Michael B Riley, 32, of Heilbronn, Germany, of 2d Bn, 10th Special Forces Gp, Ft Carson and
SGT James G Johnson, 24, of Trumansburg, NY Newark, of the 79th Ordnance Bn, (Explosive Ordnance Disposal ) 71st Explosives Gp, Ft Hood,
were killed on June 25, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan by small arms fire
Rest in peace, Gentlemen
Job well done.
A mourning nation thanks you.
I’m asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don’t ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don’t ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can’t have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don’t want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won’t always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.
I ask You these things Lord,
because I can’t ask them of myself